Osmia cornifrons by Laura Russo

Insectapalooza Volunteers 2014 by Ryan McGuire

Insectapalooza 2014 by David Duneau

Welcome to the Department of Entomology

For more than 125 years, our faculty members, staff and students have been working to advance the field of insect biology and apply that knowledge to solve problems and improve lives.

As one of the top-ranked entomology programs in the country, our work spans the globe and impacts human lives on many levels, influencing a broad range of disciplines including human and veterinary medicine, farming, biodiversity and genomics.

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Chapman Fellowship Awarded

Oct 1, 2015
The Paul J. Chapman Graduate Student Fellowship for 2015-2016 has been awarded to Heather Connelly in recognition of her many accomplishments.  Read more

Congratulations to Cole and Emma!

Sep 28, 2015
At today's department coffee we welcomed Emma Mullen, Honey Bee Extension Associate, to the Department of Entomology and congratulated Cole Gilbert on his recent promotion to full professor.

Replacing Pesticides With Genetics

Aug 31, 2015
Every spring, a host of unwelcome visitors descends on the Hansen farm in upstate New York. Diamondback moths blown in from the South threaten rows of cabbages to be sold for slaw and sauerkraut. Read more

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