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 helps to assemble expert task force to combat spotted lanternfly
August 13, 2018
Led by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, interdisciplinary group ramping-up research, public awareness efforts
New technology improves CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing in mosquitoes, other species
August 13, 2018
A technology designed to improve CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing in mosquitoes and other arthropods succeeds with a high degree of efficiency, while eliminating the need for difficult microinjection of genetic material, according to researchers.
Native? Exotic? Do We Care? Squash Bees
August 8, 2018
Entomologist and urban bee specialist Doug Sponsler joins Billy and Tony early in the morning in a community garden spot in West Philadelphia to observe squash bees and talk about what counts as native. Squash are not strictly native to Philadelphia. They were introduced by Indians before European colonization. The bees followed the squash cultivation from its original distribution. Are they native? How much does it matter?
2019 Graduate Student Recruitment Weekend
August 7, 2018
By invitation only - Travel expenses for eligible applicants will be paid by the Penn State Entomology Department. Apply by December 14th for priority consideration!
Spotted lanternfly headlines College Exhibits Building at Ag Progress Days
August 3, 2018
The looming threat posed by the invasive spotted lanternfly will take center stage in the College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building and Theatre during Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 14-16.