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Entomology Field Day

Entomology Field Day

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.

Entomology News

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New pathogen takes control of gypsy moth populations

Published: 
Apr 22, 2016
New pathogen takes control of gypsy moth populations | Cornell ChronicleA new fungal pathogen is killing gypsy moth caterpillars and crowding out communities of pathogens and parasites that previously destroyed these moth pests. Read more

Beyond milkweed: Monarchs face habitat, nectar threats

Published: 
Apr 21, 2016
In the face of scientific dogma that faults the population decline of monarch butterflies on a lack of milkweed and herbicides, a new Cornell study casts wider blame: sparse autumnal nectar sources, weather and habitat fragmentation. Read more

Pollinator Network

Pollinators are essential for maintaining floral diversity and for producing many important agricultural crops that feed residents of New York and other areas of the world. 

Cornell University has a robust network of pollinator research and extension program related to all aspects of pollinator life: Ecology, Evolution, Biodiversity, Behavior, Pesticides, Pests, parasites, and disease, Pollinator management.  Explore this website for information on bee research taking place at Cornell, news and upcoming events, and for a variety of extension materials related to pollinators and beekeeping.

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Many of you have fond memories of your time in the department of Entomology and your professors.  We remain committed and as passionate as ever about our science and our students.  Stay connected and help us grow!  Please consider a pledge or donation to Entomology