Nomada by Laura Russo

Nomada by Laura Russo

Snow Scorpionfly taken by Graham Montgomery, Entomology undergrad

Spider Biology and Behavior

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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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Fungus creates zombie beetles that crave flowers before death

Jun 21, 2017
Cornell Entomologists uncover the previously secret death and life of Zombie Soldier Beetles 
 Don Steinkraus, Cornell Ph.D. 1987, observed the strange flower-biting behavior of soldier beetles  infected with Eryniopsis fungus. He teamed up with Ann Hajek and Jim Liebherr to tell the whole gruesome story of infection, death, and then life.
https://earth-chronicles.com/science/parasitic-fungus-turns-beetles-into-a-zombie.html 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 the Cornell Pollinator 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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