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)

Entomology News at Nebraska

Breaking Entomological News...

  • Dr. Susan WellerDr. Susan Weller, director of the University of Nebraska State Museum and professor of Entomology, has been elected a fellow of the Entomological Society of America (ESA). The society noted Weller’s internationally-known research on arctiine moths and other Noctuoidea, and her administrative leadership in promoting entomology and science education. See the article at UNL News for more about Weller's recognition. Congratulations Susan!
  • Marilyn Weidner & GracieWe are pleased to announce that Marilyn Weidner has been named winner of the IANR Exemplary Service Award! Weidner has roles in administrative support, personnel management, data documentation and archiving, review preparation, promotion and evaluation tracking, payroll for 15 departments, and much more. Well deserved Marilyn!
  • Rogan Tokach winning scholarshipCongratulations to Rogan Tokach (Master's student co-mentored by Dr. Autumn Smart and Dr. Judy Wu-Smart) on being awarded a $10,000 national Christi Heintz Memorial Scholarship by Project Apis m!
    Well done, Rogan!
  • Steve Spomer with Beetle CollectionsSpomer nets 40-year Butterfly & Beetle Legacy. Best wishes to Steve Spomer who is retiring this December after 40 years in the Entomology Department. Spomer has identified nearly 700 insect species, including the Salt Creek Tiger Beetle, and taught countless University of Nebraska-Lincoln students. 
  • Bridget Gross with Bees.Bridget Gross, master's student in Entomology, mentored by Dr. Judy Wu-Smart and Dr. Doug Golick, was featured in the Nov. 11th IANR Student Spotlight. Bridget presented her master's degree seminar last month and graduates in December.

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