Anne Nielsen’s fruit entomology lab

Earlier this week, I began working as a postdoc in the insect ecology lab of Anne Nielsen in the Department of Entomology at Rutgers University. I’m excited to work in her lab, and to start working in a new ecological system. I’ll be focused on the population dynamics and biological control of the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys). I’m sad to leave my friends and colleagues at the University of Minnesota behind, but I guess this…

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Trissolcus japonicus in North America

Image: Elijah Talamas, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Systematic Entomology Laboratory via StopBMSB.org) A parasitoid of Halyomorpha halys (the brown marmorated stink bug) has been found in North America. This parasitoid, Trissolcus japonicus (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae), was being evaluated in quarantine as a potential classical biological control agent of H. halys. Read this for more details.

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