Studying honey bee migration in Kenya

May 20, 2022

Ecology and CPR graduate student Darcy Gray discusses her research on honey bee colony management in Kenya

Smallholder Farmers are the Champions for Climate Change Mitigation

April 14, 2022

Ecology graduate student and Insect Biodiversity Fellow Edward Amoah discusses the PlantVillage Carbon Capture System for agroforestry in Kenya.

Bee Monitoring workshops seek input on native bee conservation strategies

March 28, 2022

Friday's entomology seminar will be held in-person at the Arboretum at Penn State

March 28, 2022

Registration Open for 2022 Maymester Beekeeping Course!

March 14, 2022

Bug of the Month: March

March 1, 2022

'Stick’ around to read about the common walkingstick!

Entomologist of the Month: March

March 1, 2022

Marina Dmitrievna Zerova was a Ukranian entomologist and ecologist, who was fascinated by the parasitic wasps

Student receives Fulbright to study honey bee health, behavior in Kenya

February 14, 2022

Darcy Gray, a graduate student in Penn State's intercollege graduate degree program in ecology, has received a Fulbright Study/Research Award to help beekeepers by examining how habitat and weather patterns drive bee migration and honey production in Kenya.

Entomologist of the Month: February

February 4, 2022

Rampa Rattanarithikul has dedicated her life to the study of mosquitoes and raising awareness for environmental conservation. This factsheet was produced by Center for Pollinator Research graduate student fellow Sean Bresnahan

Bug of the Month: February

February 4, 2022

These critters are from an understated group of macroinvertebrates called water mites. This factsheet was produced by Insect Biodiversity Fellow Francesca Ferguson

Bee Hotels at the Arboretum at Penn State: A Reflection

February 4, 2022

IBC Education Progam Specialist Heather Desorcie reports on the use of, and visitors to, the bee hotels recently installed at the PSU Arboretum's Pollinator and Bird Garden

Now Seeking Applications: Apes Valentes Undergraduate Award and Dutch Gold Honey Undergraduate Scholarship

February 4, 2022

The impacts of modern agriculture on insect diversity

January 24, 2022

Insect Biodiversity Fellow Laura Laiton reports on how monocultural farming practices can change to better serve diverse and beneficial insect communities

Mining for knowledge: Scientists identify bee that can aid black cherry recovery

January 21, 2022

A ground-nesting bee family — commonly known as miner bees — could play a heightened role in rebuilding black cherry populations in Pennsylvania and beyond, according to Penn State entomologists who investigated pollinators’ contributions to the valuable hardwood species.

Students gain research, mentoring skills in Penn State-SFU collaboration

January 20, 2022

Jordan Pietrzykoski had never conducted research before. But the junior psychology major and neuroscience minor at Saint Francis University in Loretto was looking for research opportunities to broaden her educational experience.

Entomologists to study how climate change may influence pollinator stressors

January 17, 2022

A Penn State-led team of researchers will use a newly awarded $682,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture to examine how climate change may influence and interact with various stressors that affect the health of pollinators.

Bug of the Month: January

January 11, 2022

We are hopping into the new year by highlighting the differential grasshopper, Melanoplus differentialis. This factsheet was produced by Insect Biodiversity Center graduate student fellow Francesca Ferguson

Honeydew contaminated with systemic insecticides threatens beneficial insects

January 3, 2022

Neonicotinoids and other systemic insecticides can contaminate honeydew, which is an important food source for beneficial insects in agroecosystems, according to an international team of researchers.

Scientists Uncover the Evolutionary Genetic Pathway That Colors Bumble Bee Stripes

January 3, 2022

Roar supercomputer provides computational power for data-intense gene expression studies.

Entomologist of the Month: January

January 3, 2022

Margaret S. Collins was the first African American woman to earn a PhD in entomology, specializing in termite diversity. She was also a civil rights activist. This factsheet was produced by Integrative Pollinator Ecology graduate student Sean Bresnahan.

Bug of the Month: December

December 9, 2021

This caddisfly belongs to one of four genera, Rhyacophila, within the family Rhyacophilidae. This factsheet was produced by Insect Biodiversity Center graduate student fellow Francesca Ferguson

New Frost Entomological Museum exhibit links entomology and the arts

December 4, 2021

The exhibit is open to the public and free to attend

Entomologist of the Month: December

November 29, 2021

While Charles Henry Turner studied a diverse array of topics throughout his career, some of his most influential work was on the subject of ant and bee learning and behavior. This factsheet was produced by Center for Pollinator Research IPE graduate student fellow Staci Cibotti.

Insect Life Under the Leaves

November 22, 2021

IBC Education Specialist Heather Desorcie reports on how leaf litter benefits insects and larger ecosystems

Reflections from last week's Center for Pollinator Research Symposium

November 22, 2021

IBC Education Specialist Heather Desorcie reports on the success of this year's Center for Pollinator Research winter symposium

Winterizing Hives at the Arboretum at Penn State

November 11, 2021

IBC Education Specialist Heather Desorcie reports on preparing bee hives for their first winter at the Pollinator and Bird Garden

A Look Inside a Bee Hotel

October 17, 2021

IBC Education Specialist Heather Desorcie reports on this fall's solitary bee workshop, hosted by the Arboretum at Penn State

Past Winners and Current Contenders: IBC Fellows Compete in Nittany AI Challenge

September 28, 2021

Two IBC graduate student fellows, Kwadwo Amoah and Codey Mathis, will be sharing their research in upcoming AI for Good Expo!

Penn State Entomologists featured in upcoming Research Unplugged speaker series

September 21, 2021

The Pasto Agricultural Museum will host three “Research Unplugged” presentations Thursday afternoons in October, featuring Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences’ faculty talking about their studies in entomology.

Aquatic insects: The MVPs of stream decomposition

September 21, 2021

Insect Biodiversity Center fellow and Ecology graduate student Francesca Ferguson highlights a recent study evaluating the role of aquatic insects as critical decomposers, globally, within stream ecosystems.