LSU Entomology

Louisiana State University Department of Entomology


Update on Tawny Crazy Ants in Louisiana (August 2014)

Story written by Dennis Ring, LSU AgCenter and Entomology


Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

Written by Dr. Raghuwinder Singh

Adult Emerald Ash Borer. Photo Credit: Leah Bauer, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station


Spotted Wing Drosophila

Story by Alan Morgan, LSU Entomology

Photo to the left, Male and Female spotted wing drosophila. Photo Credits: Sheila Fitzpatrick, Agriculture 


Louisiana DHH reports six new cases of West Nile virus

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals recently reported (25 July, 2014) six new cases of West Nile virus in the state. This brings the new case total up to 9 cases for the year. A summary report of their data can be found by clicking here. You can also access their most current press release by going to their website.


National Moth Week 2014

July 19 to the 27th is National Moth Week, which is actually an event that is celebrated world wide. Scientists, moth enthusiasts, and the general public can take this opportunity to learn more about moths, observe them up close, and learn about collection techniques. The podcast below, from the Encyclopedia of Life, One Species at a Time series, describes the annual…


Chikungunya in the United States

In December, 2013, the western hemisphere saw its first human cases of chikungunya. The virus has been known to occur in Africa and Asia since the 1950s…