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Entomology meeting in Lancaster

Thousands of insects and a swarm of entomologists will converge on Lancaster for the 84th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America's Eastern Branch

Entomological Society of America

The Entomological Society's scientific meeting sessions will be held March 17-19, 2013, at the Best Western Eden Resort and Suites. The three-day meeting will draw entomologists from northeastern and mid-Atlantic states and several Canadian provinces who will attend symposia on identifying and managing pests and invasive species, pollinator health and biodiversity, biological control, and several other topics. In addition, there are submitted paper and poster presentations, and student competitions.

Some of the research topics will include the spotted wing drosophila, the emerald ash borer, the brown marmorated stink bug, the gypsy moth, the Asiatic garden beetle, the European corn borer, blow flies, mosquitoes, organic agriculture, integrated pest management systems, and much more.

The full program is available at

The meeting will also include a free public program for kids and parents called "It's a Bug's World." This event will be held on Sunday, March 17 from 10:00am-3:00pm at the Eden Resorts. See for more information.


Journalists who would like to attend should contact Dr. Faith Kuehn at (302) 698-4587 or

The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is the largest organization in the world dedicated to the science, magic, and mystery of the world's most abundant life form - insects. With more than 6,000 active members, the ESA helps to promote understanding of insects and solve world problems associated with them, including world hunger, disease prevention, and urban pest control. ESA is a 501c(3) not-for-profit membership society headquartered in Lanham, MD.

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