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

Virgil inspires donor to create endowed professorship in College of Ag Sciences
July 7, 2020
Thanks to a $1 million gift from an anonymous donor, the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Department of Entomology have established the Publius Vergilius Maro Professorship.
Bug of the Month - July 2020
July 2, 2020
Bug of the Month is a student–run monthly post which highlights the diversity of insects found in Pennsylvania.
Gene-edited mosquitoes are ready for the U.S. — but is the U.S. ready for them?
July 1, 2020
In mid-June, Florida’s department of agriculture and consumer services approved a plan to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild. The idea is that, when released, these mosquitoes will venture out and mate with wild mosquitoes in the area, and due to their genetic modifications, produce offspring that never fully mature — thereby reducing the mosquito population over time.
Checklist of Pa. bees documents 49 new species and some that may be endangered
June 30, 2020
A study documenting bees that are reported to occur in Pennsylvania has found the presence of 437 species, including 49 never before recorded in the state. Researchers said the resulting checklist of bees in the commonwealth also identifies species not native to North America and several native species that may be of conservation concern.
Bug of the Month - June 2020
June 29, 2020
Bug of the Month is a student–run monthly post which highlights the diversity of insects found in Pennsylvania.