Unless you want an itchy rash, your best bet is to steer clear of these little critters altogether. And if you’re a couple of scientists trying to insert a data logger into a nest filled with two hundred of them? Well, your best bet is to suit up.
A postdoctoral position is available to work in my lab in the Department of Entomology at North Carolina State University, in collaboration with Rob Dunn in the Department of Applied Ecology, as well as a broader group of scholars studying cities at NCSU.
Spoils of a 2014 fungal foray. Photo: Annemarie Nagle Everyone's favorite biennial workshop on insects and diseases of ornamentals is scheduled for October 24-27, 2016 at Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, NC. Workshop title [...]
Johnny Randall, April Hamblin, and Elsa Youngsteadt at the 2015 Bugfest pollinators booth. Photo: Mary Frasier Hordes of insects descended upon downtown Raleigh last weekend, and, paradoxically, drew scores of human admirers. Could [...]
April Hamblin and Jeremy Slone at UNC Children's Hospital. Photo: Tami Atkins Graduate students April Hamblin and Jeremy Slone recently brought a little nature indoors for a good cause at UNC Children's Hospital. [...]
This is a guest post by Annemarie Nagle I planted yellow crookneck squash this year as an afterthought, after coming across a half-full packet of seeds and pushing last year’s disappointing crop out of mind [...]
Frass tubes made by granulate ambrosia beetle. Photo by Laura Lazarus, North Carolina Division of Forest Resources, Bugwood.org Check out our new paper published this month in PLOS ONE on two exotic Xylosandrus ambrosia [...]
Join us for the First National Conference on Protecting Pollinators in Ornamental Landscapes, October 12-14, 2015 at the Kanuga Conference Center in beautiful Hendersonville, NC. Valuable information will be presented for extension educators, growers, researchers, [...]
Arthropods have a unique ability to inspire very emotional reactions in people. Some adult naturaphiles appreciate bugs, but reactions more commonly range from mild apathy to acute fear and loathing. Thankfully, kids are a different [...]
Many visitors to public gardens probably come more for the blooms than the bees. In fact, many might even consider an encounter with bees to be decidedly not on their to-do list. However, the visitors [...]