Entomology News


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  • May 11, 2022

    Jonathan Larson, Assistant Professor, Extension, organized and served as Program Chair for the 2022 National Turfgrass Entomology Workshop held in Tempe, Arizona on April 26-27, attended by about 40 persons. This biannual workshop provides a forum for academic and industry scientists from across N.

  • January 19, 2022

    UK Entomology graduate students Cleverson Lima and Jack Devlin from Dr. Teets' lab were granted a $5000 award from the US Early Career Scientists and the University of San Francisco that will offset costs to attend the 9th International Symposium of Environmental Physiology of Ectotherms and Plants, in France.

  • November 4, 2021

    Several members of UK Entomology won awards at the recent 2021 Entomological Society of America (ESA) annual meeting in Denver, CO. Congratulations everyone!

    Najla Albishi (Palli Lab): 2nd Place, Student Poster Competition (Physiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology

    Zach Bragg (Rieske-Kinney Lab): President's Prize, First Place in Virtual Graduate 10-Minute Papers (PBT: Pollinators, IPM, and Other)

Office of the State Entomologist

UK Entomology is home to the Office of The State Entomologist. OSE is Responsible for plant sales licensing, export certifications, conducting exotic pest surveys and developing management strategies in Kentucky. 

OSE Homepage 

Identification & Management Assistance

For assistance with insect identification and management in Kentucky, bring questions and specimens directly to your local County Extension Office. Your local office can also help you find and print factsheets and other information. These services are provided to Kentuckians at no cost. 

List of Kentucky County Extension Offices

Residents of states outside of Kentucky should contact their local or regional extension service