Biodegradable Hydrogel Ant Bait Development
Development of a biodegradable hydrogel ant bait made from seaweed
Yellow Crazy Ant Worker Reproduction
Worker reproduction of the invasive yellow crazy ants
New Faces: New Assistant Professor
Urban Pest Management, PEPS, CTAHR, University of Hawaii
Impact of urban insect pests on Hawaiian agriculture
Subterranean termites attack banana fruits from Hawaii farms
Photo credit to Scot Nelson, CTAHR Emeritus Specialist
Forest tree termite damage on citrus trees on Kauai, Hawaii
Yellow crazy ants directly damage Hawaiian crops with their formic acid secretions
Tropical fire ant and little fire ant are spreading from infested plant nurseries
For example, tropical fire ant (Solenopsis geminata) and little fire ant (Wasmannia auropunctata) are spreading from infested plant nurseries to many locations, stinging farm workers and causing economic impact.
Graduate students from the Wright Lab and the Tay Lab won second place at the Pacific Branch ESA's Entomology Games in April 2021!