Entomology News


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  • August 4, 2022

    Congratulations to Flavia Pampolini (Rieske-Kinney Lab)! Winner of the 2022 Roger F. Anderson Award recognizing excellence in research and outstanding contributions to forest entomology by a graduate student from the Southern Forest Insect Work Conference (June 2022). 

  • DEvlin
    June 24, 2022

    UK Entomology graduate student Jack Devlin (Teets Laboratory) works with the Antartic midge Belgica antarctica, which is the southernmost-known insect in the world! His work was featured in a recent UK Ag news article. Congratulations Jack! Read the article by Jordan Strickler here

  • 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.

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