Cold Buggin'

Dr. Teets and His Team Study Unique Antarctic Insects.

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Midges in Antartica

Fight The Bite!

Learn more about Zika and mosquitoes in Kentucky.

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Zika

Drone vs. Pest

Entomologists use drones to scan for tree-killing beetles.

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Photo: Matt Barton

ALB

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

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ALB

New Species

Dr. Lenhart's grasshopper study finds new records for the state.

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Melanoplus eurycercus

Annoucements

Zika Website: Current Info For Kentuckians

Entomology News

  • April 20, 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 10, 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

    On March 29, 2018, the Kansas State entomology department hosted UK entomologist Dr. Reddy Palli as their 2018 Hopkins Colloquium Speaker. Dr. Palli discussed novel approaches to managing insect pests and disease vectors. Read more about his visit here.

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