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

Bacteria-infected mosquitoes take bite out of deadly dengue
December 5, 2019
They still bite, but new research shows lab-grown mosquitoes are fighting dangerous dengue fever that they normally would spread.
Extension experts: Risk of spotted lanternfly on Christmas trees is minimal
December 5, 2019
Folks worried that the spotted lanternfly will put a “bah humbug” into their holiday by taking up residence in their live Christmas tree should toss those concerns to the side like used wrapping paper, according to Penn State Extension experts.
Fourteen Penn State faculty recognized with lifetime honor
December 4, 2019
American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows are honored for extraordinary achievements in advancing science
Grant will support expanded use of artificial intelligence for crop health
December 3, 2019
A research team developing artificial-intelligence-based solutions for diagnosing and managing threats to crop health has received a grant to expand the technology to assist more smallholder farmers around the world.
Much-anticipated Pollinator and Bird Garden underway in Arboretum at Penn State
November 22, 2019
Recent visitors to The Arboretum at Penn State may have noticed a bright blue construction fence surrounding about 3 acres of open meadow between the botanic gardens and the College Heights neighborhood. The fence delineates the future site of the Pollinator and Bird Garden, which will increase the size of the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens by about 60%.