A mystery began to nag at me. Some trees in the hottest areas within cities were covered in insect pests and still looked vigorous, while other trees with the same pest densities withered.
This is a guest post by PhD student Emily Meineke Coccophagus lycimnia freshly emerged from a gloomy scale. Photo: Emily Meineke If I’ve learned anything during my graduate career, it’s how to count scale [...]
Oak lecanium scale eggs within an ovisac. Photo: SD Frank In the Spring of 2011, I was a new Entomology graduate student with no prior experience with insects except the typical ant and [...]
This is a quick field note by PhD student Emily Meineke. For the last few weeks, orange striped oakworms have been raining on my head as I work in the trees. They also drop a [...]
Musings on fieldwork by PhD student Emily Meineke who spends a lot of time in the field with her trees - and by 'field' we mean downtown Raleigh. When the equipment doesn't cooperate she can [...]
This guest post is by PhD Candidate Emily Meineke. Oak lecanium scale Parthenolecanium quercifex on willow oak. Photo: EK Meineke Encyrtus fuscus emerging from oak lecanium scale in Raleigh, NC in May [...]
In this guest post our PhD student, Emily Meineke, discusses her new paper in PLoS One and the the city life of plants, pests, and people….. Emily hard at work counting scales in climate chambers. Photo by Becky Kirkland/NC [...]