Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Arthro-Pod Episode 9: Urban Heat Islands, Scale Insects, and their Sugar Candy Poop with Emily Meineke

Hey there entomophiles and welcome to today's show! Today's episode is chock-full of great stuff for you! In the introduction we have a pest profile featuring silverfish and firebrats as well as our Entomology Today news segment. Then we are joined by Emily Meineke of North Carolina State University to talk about urban heat islands, scale insects, and the future of urban pests! Tune in!

Oak lecaneum scale; Courtesy of Oregon State
If you want to read up on Emily's work before listening to the episode you can find her papers at these links:

Urban heat island effects on pest scale insects:

Urban heat island effects on parasitoid wasps:

Learn more about the pest that Emily works with, oak lecaneum scale:

You can read more about Emily and her research at her blog:

Or, connect with her via Twitter and discuss scale insects!

Pest Profile: Firebrats & Silverfish

Entomology Today news

Famous female entomologist series

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