Department of Entomology

The Department of Entomology in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences offers and undergraduate minor and one of the top entomology graduate programs in the country.

Entomology News and Announcements

Andrew Read elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 19, 2018
Andrew Read, Evan Pugh University Professor of Biology and Entomology in Penn State's Eberly College of Science and the College of Agricultural Sciences, has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS).
Busy Bees: Penn Staters share how they protect pollinators
April 19, 2018
Most people have probably seen the phrase “bees are dying at an alarming rate” on the internet. Most pass it off as a joke, but one Penn State organization is taking it to heart.
Faculty Spotlight - Julie Urban
April 19, 2018
This is the 2nd of eleven short news articles written by students, during the professional development class. This year we had the students interview their advisor(s), in an effort to help them better understand the larger context of their projects.
Penn State Extension, ag officials look to slow spread of spotted lanternfly
April 17, 2018
With spring and the accompanying emergence of insects upon us, grape growers, orchardists, nursery operators, homeowners and others in southeastern Pennsylvania are bracing for infestations of spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest from Asia that appeared for the first time in the United States in Berks County nearly four years ago.
Lanternfly Research to Aid Grape Growers
April 11, 2018
When the spotted lanternfly showed up in Berks County four years ago, grapes were one of the first crops researchers worried about.