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

Penn State Beekeepers Club fosters importance of honey bees
October 15, 2018
A club in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is creating quite a buzz around campus.
Crawling Dead: How Ants Turn Into Zombies
October 10, 2018
Allow us to explain the gruesome process by which ordinary ants become the pawns of an insidious and spectacularly clever fungus.
Duquesne, Penn State researchers genetically alter mosquitoes to fight malaria
October 10, 2018
Preventing malaria requires multiple approaches — vaccine development, new pesticides and bed-net technologies with a current focus on sterilizing male mosquitoes and manipulating the genomes of female mosquitoes to kill off the malarial parasites they carry.
Grape growers feeling brunt of spotted lanternfly effects
October 10, 2018
Expert says adult spotted laternfly females are currently laying eggs for next year.
America Isn’t Ready for the Lanternfly Invasion
October 3, 2018
A bizarre pest from Asia is spreading fast and putting billions of dollars’ worth of resources at risk.