• UK Entomology offers tips for protection from mosquito bites. Read the UKAgNews article by Katie Pratt.

    May 31, 2017
  • University of California Extension Entomologist Dr. Larry Godfrey (1956-2017) was recently honored with a career retrospective here, at the UC Davis Entomology and Nemology website. Dr. Godfrey graduated from Dr. Yeargan's laboratory at The University of Kentucky Department of Entomology in 1984. Godfrey was know for his work in rice and cotton IPM.

    May 12, 2017
  • It's Spring and ticks are already active. UK Entomologist Dr. Lee Townsend has provided some useful tips on how to avoid ticks in Kentucky. Read the UKAgNews article here.

    April 24, 2017
  • UK Entomology graduate student Bernadette Mach has created a list of bee-friendly trees and shrubs for our region. Read the UKAgNews article here.

    April 24, 2017
  • ETC Eggs

    Eastern Tent Caterpillars are expected to appear a little earlier this year due to unseasonably warm temperatures. Read the full UKAgNews article here.

    February 24, 2017
  • Glenn Skiles

    UK Entomology Graduate Student and Lab Tech Glenn Skiles was named American Moquito Control Association (AMCA) Young Professional of the Month for DEcember 2016. Her work concerns improving barrier treatments for mosquito control. Glenn becomes the first student from UK's Public Entomolog Lab to receive this recognition.

    December 19, 2016
  • Two PhD students from UK Entomology, Smitha George and Bernadette (Bernie) Mach, won the President’s Prize for Outstanding Presentations at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology (ICE). Congratulations to Smitha and Bernie!

    October 19, 2016
  • UK post-doctoral entomologist Dr. Paul Lenhart attended the 13th International Symposium on Ecology of Aphidophaga in Freising, Germany, with help from a competitive International Organization for Biological Control young scientist travel award. Dr. Lenhart presented on the effects of toxic aphids on their natural enemy communities; work which was conducted at UK. The presentation received the best presentation award, which covered travel to the meeting.

    September 20, 2016
  • Congratulations to all the winners in the Entomology competition at the 2016 Kentucky St. Fair! The winners are on display in 4-H's Cloverville exhibt at the St. Fair, August 18-28, 2016. Kentucky 4-Hers can learn more about making their own entomology collection by visiting their local county extension office. Here is a list of the Class Champions and overall champions:

    August 29, 2016
  • On Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, the U.K. Forest Entomology Lab, along with the Forest Health Research and Education Center and Lexington Parks and Recreation, are hosting an event to showcase efforts to combat the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive beetle that is killing ash trees in Kentucky. The free program will include presentations, activities, and hikes for kids and adults. Events will begin at 9:15am and continue until 12pm. For more info, download the flyer for the event.

    August 11, 2016