Carpenter Ants

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black carpenter ant Black Carpenter Ant Queen
(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
black carpenter ant queen with first brood New Black Carpenter Ant
Queen with First Brood

(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
black carpenter ant worker Black Carpenter Ant Worker
(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)

Image supported by a grant from AgrEvo.
black carpenter ant head Black Carpenter head
(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)

Image supported by a grant from AgrEvo.
black carpenter ant nest Black Carpenter Ant Nest in Trunk of Oak Tree
(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
ant nest cross-section Black Carpenter Ant Nest Cross-Section in Oak Trunk
(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
carpenter ant frass Black Carpenter Ant Frass
(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
carpenter ant damage Black Carpenter Ant Damage
(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
carpenter ant nest Nest in Cellulose Insulation Inside Exterior Wall Below Window
(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
carpenter ant nest Black Carpenter Ant Nest in Cellulose Insulation Inside Exterior Wall
(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)

Breaking Entomological News...

  • Insect Science major Earl Agpawa (conducting undergraduate research with Joe Louis and Eileen Hebets) was named the 2020 winner of the ESA’s Plant-Insect Ecosystems Undergraduate Student Achievement Award.This is a national award that recognizes outstanding accomplishments in entomology by an undergraduate student working with insect-plant interactions. Congratulations, Earl!
  • PhD student Sajjan Grover (mentored by Joe Louis) was named the 2020 winner of the ESA’s Plant-Insect Ecosystems Kenneth and Barbara Starks Plant Resistance to Insects Graduate Student Award. This is a national award recognizing a graduate student for outstanding work in the area of host plant resistance. Congratulations, Sajjan!
  • Dr. Joe Louis receives a grant to study resistance in sorghum to fall armyworm
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