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"Old friends, they shine like diamonds". UW Entomology alums shine too. Here are Steve Landry, Tom Burkot, and John Hainze who all received graduate training here and then went on to bigger and better things. ... See moreSee less

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Lynn LeBeckAlways good to see our grad student buddies!

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Bill BarkerExcellent Guy Clark reference!

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Wondering if you could confirm what kind of grub this is? Guessing Japanese beetle or June bug ... See moreSee less

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UW-Madison Department of EntomologyLooks like the white grub of a "leather beetle" (Osmoderma species). They're commonly found in mulch and rotting wood sources. They're not pests and actually help break down wood. bugguide.net/node/view/9890

Genus Osmoderma - BugGuide.Net2 days ago
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As climate warms, beetles march on high-elevation forests

In a report published Dec. 31, 2012 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of scientists led by Ken Raffa, UW-Madison professor of entomology and a senior author of the new paper, reports a rising threat to the whitebark pine forests of the northern Rocky Mountains as native mountain pine beetles climb ever higher, attacking trees that have not evolved strong defenses to stop them. 

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As climate warms, bark beetles march on high-elevation forests

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