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

Bug of the Month - August 2020
August 3, 2020
Bug of the Month is a student–run monthly post which highlights the diversity of insects found in Pennsylvania.
How to Build a New Style Spotted Lanternfly Circle Trap
July 31, 2020
It is almost time to use traps or sticky bands to protect your trees from spotted lanternflies. Get ready now so you can trap lots of spotted lanternflies safely.
Penn State Pollinator Webinar Series: Gardening for pollinators (Connie Schmotzer)
July 29, 2020
Throughout this webinar series, presenters have discussed the diversity of bees and the challenges that they face. Oftentimes people feel as if there isn’t much that they can personally do in order to help bees. However, in the final webinar of the series, Penn State Extension educator Connie Schmotzer discusses how to create a pollinator-friendly environment in your own garden.
Penn State Pollinator Webinar Series: Bee Biodiversity in Pennsylvania (Margarita López-Uribe)
July 29, 2020
Pennsylvania is home to over 430 species of bees each with their own unique traits and characteristics. In this Webinar, Dr. Margarita López-Uribe discusses the biodiversity of Pennsylvania bees and offers tips to identify major groups of bees based on their morphological traits.
Penn State To Conduct 150 Coronavirus-Related Research Projects
July 29, 2020
Penn State will conduct more than 150 coronavirus-related research projects to better understand the virus, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.