Fight The Bite!

Learn more about Zika and its mosquitoes in Kentucky.

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Big Rigs vs. Little Pests

Students like Nathan Mercer conduct field research to investigate pests.

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Asian Longhorned Beetle

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

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New Species

Dr. Lenhart's survey of KY grasshoppers finds new records for the state.

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Faculty Position Available: Arthropod Vector Ecologist (PDF)
Zika Website: Current Info For Kentuckians

Entomology News

  • July 25, 2016

    Congratulations to Dr. John Obrycki who has been selected as the next Bobby C. Pass Research Professor at the Univerisity of Kentucky Department of Entomology.  Dr. Obrycki will hold this position from July 1, 2016-June 30, 2020. The Bobby C. Pass Research Professorship was established in 2006. By naming a senior faculty member in the Department of Entomology as the Bobby C. Pass Research Professor, the legacy of Dr.

  • July 8, 2016

    Congratulations to Dr. Mike Potter and Dr. Nick Teets who were both honored with 2016 awards from the Entomological Socirty of America (ESA). Dr. Potter is the winner of the 2016 ESA Recognition Award in Urban Entomology, and Dr. Teets is the winner of the 2016 ESA STEP Research Award. The awards will be presented at this year's International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Florida. You can read more about the awards at the ESA website.

  • Sydney Crawley
    May 27, 2016

    UK Entomology graduate student Sydney Crawley won first place for her presentations at the American Mosquito Control Association (Hollandsworth Prize) in February and the National Conference on Urban Entomology in May. Congratulations Sydney!