Turfgrass Entomology (pwasps)
|There are thousands of species of parasitic wasps in North America in various families and most use a species specific host as part of larval development. The most common host are caterpillars but other insects such as flies, sawflies, wood-boring beetles, cockroaches, and even beneficial insects like lacewings can serve as hosts. All are sensitive to pesticide use and populations can be severely impacted if their host species is wiped out. Some can be used in greenhouse or controlled crop settings to control specific insects.
Breaking Entomological News...
- Congratulations to our award winners at the Entomological Society National Meeting - Blessing Ademokoya, Sajjan Grover, Ellis Johnson, Elliot Knoell, Debora Goulart Montezano, Mariana Sanchez, Dariane Souza, Suresh Varsani, and Carter Westerhold
- Interested in grad school? Plan now to attend our Graduate Recruitment Weekend, February 1-3, 2018
- Daily Nebraskan features Steve Spomer's lifelong love of butterflies
- Bruner Club Fall Seminar Series - People Skills
- Wheat Curl Mite Time Machine - an animation demonstrating mite movement and virus impact by Drs. Gary Hein and Justin McMechan
- Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Nebraska, check out our Emerald Ash Borer Look-Alike Insects Sheet - Be Sure Before You Treat!