• Recent research by UK Entomology graduate student Adam Baker in Dr. Dan Potter's laboratory reveals a newly-discovered threat to the food supply used by Monarch butterflies. Read more about how Japanese beetles feed on milkweed plants in this UK Ag News article by Katie Pratt.

    September 4, 2018
  • Congratulations to this year's winners in the Entomology category at the 2018 St. Fair! The winners are currently on display in Cloverville (South Wing A) until the end of the fair. The Grand Champion was once again Clark County's T. J. Svoboda who created a 5th-year collection showing the life cycles and nests of many Kentucky bee and wasp species. Learn more about how to make 4-H insect collections. The winners in each category are listed below:

    August 21, 2018
  • UK entomology professor Dr. Ken Haynes has been elected as a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) for 2018. This year's Fellows will be recognized at the 2018 Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of America, Canada, and British Columbia, November 11-14, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Read more about this disctinction at the ESA website.

    August 16, 2018
  • Recent research conducted by UK Entomology graduate student Adam Baker, a student in Dr. Dan Potter's laboratory, shows that urban gardens can contribute to pollinator conservation.

    July 19, 2018
  • UK Extension Entomology professor Dr. Mike Potter was recently featured on an episode of Whiskycast, a podcast that focuses on the distilled spirits industry. During the segment, Dr. Potter discussed the possibility of powderpost beetle infestations in the wooden storage structures ("rickhouses") that are associated with Kentucky bourbon production. Listen to the episode here:

    https://whiskycast.com/beetles-and-bourbon-rickhouses-dont-mix-episode-710-june-28-2018/

    July 6, 2018
  • Congratulations to UK entomology profressor Dr. Jen White and former post-doc Dr. Paul Lenhart! Their research on lady beetles and aphids was recently featured in the New York Times. Read the article here.

    June 21, 2018
  • It's tick season in Kentucky. Dr. Lee Townsend (UK Extension Entomology) and Katie Pratt (UK Ag Communications) share the best ways to prevent tick bites in this May 21, 2018, article.

    May 22, 2018
  • Congratulations to our May 2018 graduates from the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology! Receiving degrees at this year's commencement were Bernadette Mach (PhD), Amanda Skidmore (PhD), Dave Olson (MS), June "Sunny" Yoon (PhD), and Sarah Meierotto (PhD).

    Grads 2018

    May 8, 2018
  • A paper published in Insect Science in 2015 based on studies conducted by a visiting scientist, Dr. Gabriele Rondoni, in the Department of Entomology has been recognized as a winning paper of Insect Science Most Cited Paper Award of 2017.  Drs. Kacie Athey and John Obrycki are co-authors on this paper.   

    April 20, 2018
  • UK entomology professor Dr. Clare Rittschof, working with Erin Haramoto (UK Department of Plant and Soil Sciences) and Sandra Rehan (assistant professor at the University of New Hampshire), are beginning a three-year study to evaluate the impact of winter weeds and cover crops on pollinator habitat. Read more about their study in this story by UK's Katie Pratt:
    https://www.morningagclips.com/uk-researchers-to-study-pollinator-food-availability/

    April 10, 2018