Pests of Woody Plants

New: Interactive Guide To Insect Pests of Woody Plants

Carpet Beetle Skin

Carpet Beetle Larva

Carpet beetles are commonly encountered indoors during cold months in Kentucky.

Clothes Moth Larva

Clothes Moth Larva

Clothes moths are a common indoor pest in Kentucky.

Midges in Antartica

Cold Buggin'

Dr. Teets and His Team Study Unique Antarctic Insects.


Fight The Bite!

Learn more about Zika and mosquitoes in Kentucky.

Photo: Matt Barton

Drone vs. Pest

Entomologists use drones to scan for tree-killing beetles.



Round 'Em Up! Invasive Longhorned Beetles are at the border.

Entomology News


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  • November 21, 2019

    Entomologists from the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology picked up several awards at the recent Entomoloigcal Socity of America (ESA) national meeting in St. Louis, MO. Congratulations to Bethany Kyre, Emily Nadeau, Laura Rosenwald, and Jiao Yaoyu, who all won Presedential prizes.

  • September 10, 2019

    Dr. Nick Teet's Insect Stress Biology Lab and their work on anacrtic midges was recently highlighted in the New York Times. Read the article here:

  • August 15, 2019

    Congratulations to all of our 4-H Entomology winners in the 2019 St. Fair! In Entomology, St. Fair projects include options for both physical insect collections and collections of digital insect photographs. Read more about these projects on the 4-H Entomology resource page. You can see the winning collections displayed in the 4-H Cloverville section of the Kentucky St. Fair in Lousiville, Aug 15-25, 2019.

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