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October 5, 2012

Multiple graduate opportunities are available for students interested in insect evolution, especially phylogenetics, descriptive taxonomy, comparative morphology, biodiversity informatics, collections science, and evolutionary-developmental biology and evolutionary genomics.

October 2, 2012

Several public pollinator gardens have been developed in recent years throughout Centre County. These gardens not only display the breathtaking diversity of pollinators and pollinator-friendly plants, but can also serve as examples for homeowners, commercial businesses, and growers interested in developing pollinator-friendly gardens and habitat on their properties.

September 25, 2012

Megan Snyder, a sophomore studying Immunology and Infectious Disease with a minor in Entomology and Christina Folmar, a junior studying Agroecology at the University Park campus are the recipients of the 2012 Dutch Gold Honey Undergraduate Research Award.

September 21, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Organizers of "The Greatest Insect Show on Earth" are planning their biggest event yet.

August 31, 2012

WPSU recently aired a story about the Penn State Queen Rearing Workshop, the PA Queen Breeding Program, and the associated Penn State research on queen rearing and honey bee stock improvement. The story can be streamed online here:

July 6, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Beginner and experienced beekeepers and those thinking about taking up backyard beekeeping can get the information they need to be successful from Beekeeping 101, a new online beekeeping course offered by Penn State Extension.

June 14, 2012

Pennsylvania farmers and homeowners should remain aware of possible armyworm infestations that could continue to appear within the next week in hay pastures, grain fields and lawns near agricultural fields.

May 30, 2012

ST. PAUL, Minn – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is rolling out a new monitoring technique in the hunt for emerald ash borer (EAB). The new approach is designed to lure any male EAB beetles in the area into a sticky trap as they search for a mate.

May 14, 2012

Guests include John Tooker, Shelby Fleischer, and Steve Jacobs, all with the Penn State University, Department of Entomology.

May 8, 2012

The common bacterial endosymbiont Wolbachia manipulates its host's reproduction to promote its own maternal transmission, and can interfere with pathogen development in many insects making it an attractive agent for the control of arthropod-borne disease. However, many important species, including Anopheles mosquitoes, are uninfected.

May 8, 2012

Michael Freiberg recently graduated with a BSc and MSc from the Department of Entomology. He visited the University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil, in May and June of 2011, with support from the College of Agricultural Sciences International Office.

Credit: David Hughes
May 3, 2012

A parasite that fights the zombie-ant fungus has yielded some of its secrets to an international research team led by Penn State's David Hughes. The research reveals, for the first time, how an entire ant colony is able to survive infestations by the zombie-ant fungus, which invades an ant's brain and causes it to march to its death at a mass grave near the ant colony, where the fungus spores erupt out of the ant's head. "In a case where biology is stranger than fiction, the parasite of the zombie-ant fungus is itself a fungus -- a hyperparasitic fungus that specializes in attacking the parasite that turns the ants into zombies," Hughes said. The research will be published in the journal PLoS ONE.

April 19, 2012

Thursday, March 15, Boys’ Latin students joined students from University City High School for the monthly Science Speaker Series.

April 10, 2012

Lecture by Christina Grozinger in the 2012 Penn State Frontiers in Science lecture series, is now available online

April 9, 2012

The Penn State Department of Entomology is seeking undergraduate student applicants for the Dutch Gold Honey Scholarship for honey bee research.

March 28, 2012

Entomology Minor Salvatore Anzaldo (Biology) has been awarded an internship in the 2012 Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Research Experiences in Washington DC.

March 28, 2012

Entomology Minor Mr. Spencer Malloy (Philosophy, AgroEcology) has received a 2012 Undergraduate Summer Discovery Grant from Penn State University.

March 28, 2012

Entomology Minor Ms. Angela Hoover (Biology) won the undergraduate student competition at the 2012 Gamma Sigma Delta Research Exposition.

February 24, 2012

We will be hosting our second annual Queen Rearing Workshop at Penn State from June 2-3, 2012.

February 23, 2012

The symposium will be held on May 21, 2012, and will feature presentations from Center members and regional collaborators from the NE IPM Center Pollinator Working Group. Topics will include basic and applied research, extension and outreach related to pollinators.