Entomology

Definition

Entomology is a branch of zoology concerned with the study of insects. The discipline can include the biology and control of insects, as well as their ecology and impact on animal, plant and human health.

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News and Comment

  • News and Views |

    Plant–insect interactions reveal rapid recovery of terrestrial ecosystems in the Southern Hemisphere after the end-Cretaceous mass extinction, at more than twice the rate of contemporaneous Northern Hemisphere ecosystems.

    • Anne-Marie Tosolini
  • Comments and Opinion |

    The many levels of bee behaviour offer insights on everything from population dynamics to molecular changes.

    • Lauren Gravitz
    Nature 521, S60–S61
  • Comments and Opinion |

    Solitary bees receive scant attention, but research shows that they are vital pollinators of crops and wild habitats.

    • Lucas Laursen
    Nature 521, S62–S63
  • Comments and Opinion |

    Some see the European Union's ban on neonicotinoid pesticides as a victory for pollinators, but the data suggest that limiting these compounds may do little to stave off honeybee losses.

    • Michael Eisenstein
    Nature 521, S52–S55