Scientists have so far identified over one million species of insects, which is about 80% of all animal species on Earth. Because of their small size and worldwide distribution, the number of insect species is probably vastly higher. Some scientists estimate that there may be 30 million insect species in the world, and Harvard biologist E. O. Wilson estimates that there are about ten quintillion individual insect organisms. With such diversity and prodigious abundance, insects are important to ecosystem function, agriculture (both as pests and organisms that control pests), medicine, horticulture, and industry. Below are some of John Roche's articles about insects and insect-borne diseases.

• Roche JP. 2017. Short bait exposure provides control of Asian subterranean termite colonies. Entomology Today November 2017. Read more.

• Roche JP. 2017. The story of the little fire ant, and why modern medicine can learn from indigenous cultures. Entomology Today September 2017. Read more.

• Roche JP. 2017. Predicting shifts in the range of invasive insect species in the face of climate change. Entomology Today July 2017. Read more.

• Roche JP. 2017. Designing effective baits for spotted wing drosophila is no easy task. Entomology Today June 2017. Read more.

• Roche JP. 2017. What puts the blister into blister beetles? Entomology Today May 2017. Read more.

• Roche JP. 2017. Control of West Indian sweetpotato weevils informed by their mating behavior. Entomology Today April 2017. Read more.

• Roche JP. 2017. A termite-control twofer: How baiting one colony of Formosan subterranean termites can knock out the colony next door. Entomology Today March 2017. Read more.

• Roche JP. 2017. Morphological traits relate to mating strategies in male Japanese stag beetles. Entomology Today February 2017. Read more.

• Roche JP. 2016. New fossil evidence shows beetles pollinated orchids millions of years ago. Entomology Today August 2016. Read more.

• Roche JP. 2016. Where do shield-back katydids fit within the katydid evolutionary tree? Entomology Today June 2016. Read more.

• Roche JP. 2016. Did the malaria parasite first evolve in the insect vector or the vertebrate host? Entomology Today March 2016. Read more.

• Roche JP. 2015. Study describes three new species of fruit fly and revises their genus. Entomology Today October 2015. Read more.

• Roche JP. 2015. New article reveals life history details of the bagrada bug. Entomology Today July 2015. Read more.

• Roche JP. 2015. Anopheles mosquitoes as vectors of malaria in East Africa: Bed nets and beyond. Entomology Today April 2015. Read more.

• Roche JP. 2015. The origin of grasshoppers, katydids, and crickets: A new study resolves the evolutionary tree of the Orthoptera. Entomology Today April 2015. Read more.

• Roche JP, Muskavitch MAT. 2003. Limited precision in print media communication of West Nile virus risks. Science Communication 24:353–365. Read more.

• Roche JP. 2002. A miracle among miracles: The life of the water strider. Sanctuary. 20(4):1–2. Read more.

• Roche JP. 2001. Limited precision in print media communication of West Nile virus risks. Journal of Urban Health 79:482–490. Read more.

• Roche JP. 2001. West Nile Virus. Read more.

• Roche JP. 2001. Malaria. Read more.

• Roche JP. 2001. Dengue. Read more.

• Roche JP. 2001. Filariasis. Read more.

• Roche JP. 2001. Leishmaniasis. Read more.

• Roche JP, Talyn B, Dowse H. 1998. Courtship bout duration in per circadian period mutants of Drosophila melanogaster. Behavior Genetics 28:391–394. Read more.

• Roche JP. 1998. The functional response to increases in aphid density in female two-spotted lady beetles, Adalia bipunctata. Animal Behavior Bulletin 3(2):1–4. Read more.

• Roche JP. 1994. Social parasitism in ants. Sanctuary. 12(2):1–2. Read more.

• Roche JP. 1992. Bees and heat. Sanctuary. 10(4):1–2. Read more.

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