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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Family Event, Sept 9, 2016: Insect Safari at UK Arboretum
Faculty Position Available: Arthropod Vector Ecologist (PDF)
Zika Website: Current Info For Kentuckians

Entomology News

  • August 11, 2016

    On Saturday, Octover 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.

  • Qian " Karen" Sun
    August 10, 2016

    Dr. Qian " Karen" Sun, post-doctoral scholar at U.K. Entomology, has been chosen as one of the ESA STEP ICE Travel Award Winners for 2016. Read more about the award at the ESA website:

  • 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.