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

Lanternfly's penchant for -- and potential to harm -- grapevines focus of study
June 15, 2018
The spotted lanternfly is starting to sour the grape and wine industries in southeastern Pennsylvania, and research underway in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences aims to spoil the invasive pest's party.
Faculty Spotlight: John Tooker
June 14, 2018
This is the 6th 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.
Extreme form of mange spreading among Pennsylvania black bears
June 13, 2018
An army of microscopic critters is interrupting life for many of Pennsylvania’s black bears.
Vineyard helping researchers understand damage lanternflies can do
June 13, 2018
Winery owner Darvin Levengood is no fan of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect that can wreak havoc on grapes.
Penn State scientists spotlight spotted lanternfly research on Capitol Hill
June 8, 2018
As the emergence of the spotted lanternfly continues to threaten portions of Pennsylvania’s agricultural industry, two researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences who are studying the invasive insects joined colleagues from more than 20 universities on Capitol Hill today (June 6) to show members of Congress and their staffs the importance of funding agricultural research.