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June 7, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Mosquitoes are taking flight across Iowa, and it’s likely only a matter of time before they appear in a backyard near you.

The impending mosquito season has already begun for medical entomologists at Iowa State University, who will continue longstanding efforts to monitor West Nile Virus and expand surveillance of mosquito species with the potential to carry Zika virus. - Read more

April 12, 2016

Joel Coats (left) and 2016 Paul Dahm memorial lecturer Ke Dong (right).Joel Coats (left) and 2016 Paul Dahm memorial lecturer Ke Dong (right).

Ke Dong of Michigan State University delivered the 2016 Paul Dahm Memorial Lecture titled Can Mosquitoes and Flies Smell Pyrethroid Insecticides?

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March 1, 2016

Photograph of Sue BlodgettAlthough the number of monarch butterflies overwintering in Mexico has rebounded, leaders of the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, say that sustained efforts of Iowa crop and livestock farmers, landowners and conservationists are critical to monarch conservation. Read more...

February 12, 2016

Department of Entomology Alumni Newsletter 2016The 2016 Department of Entomology Newsletter is now available, featuring chair Sue Blodgett's Blodgett's Year in Review, along with all the

February 11, 2016

Screenshot of Ryan Smith's interviewShould Iowans be concerned about the Zika virus? Dr. Ryan Smith weighs in with information from his lab's mosquito research. You can watch the interview on KCCI's website.

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