This issue of MBCN is focused primarily on gypsy moth because of its increasing
importance in the Midwest. We are pleased to have Amy Chenot, a graduate student in the
Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin, as our guest editor this month. Amy
works in the laboratory of Dr. Ken Raffa on the relationship between Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)
and parasitoids of the gypsy moth, but is also interested in journalism. She has been responsible
for writing the feature article, getting collaborators to provide other articles, and doing layout for
this issue. She hopes to be involved with educational outreach or public relations after
completing her Master's degree in entomology.