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

Spotted Lanternfly in Forest Ecosystems: Spring 2020 Briefing
May 27, 2020
Join us for an informative webinar about the Spotted Lanternfly and ways to manage the spread of this invasive insect.
May is National Lyme Disease Awareness Month
May 26, 2020
With the prospect of quarantine measures slowly being lifted across the state in the coming weeks, many Pennsylvanians are relishing the prospect of getting outside and enjoying warming spring weather.
Malaria risk is highest in early evening
May 26, 2020
Wide-scale use of insecticide-treated bed nets has led to substantial declines in global incidence of malaria in recent years. As a result, mosquitoes have been shifting their biting times to earlier in the evening and later in the morning.
''Murder Hornets'' Not Likely In Pennsylvania For Years, Expert Says
May 26, 2020
People have been buzzing about an insect nicknamed the ‘’Murder Hornet’’ over the last few days.
Those ‘murder hornets’? They’re not here. But here’s what to do IF you see 1.
May 26, 2020
Michael Skvarla says the emails have been coming in fast and furious with questions about a newly infamous type of wasp, and they all have “murder hornet” in the subject line.