• Congratulations to all of our 4-H Entomology winners in the 2019 St. Fair! In Entomology, St. Fair projects include options for both physical insect collections and collections of digital insect photographs. Read more about these projects on the 4-H Entomology resource page. You can see the winning collections displayed in the 4-H Cloverville section of the Kentucky St. Fair in Lousiville, Aug 15-25, 2019.

    August 15, 2019
  • An team of researchers led by UK's Entomology's Dr. Nick Teets has received more than $700,000 from the National Science Foundation to study midges in Antarctica.

    August 5, 2019
  • Students from Lynne Rieske-Kinney’s Forest Entomology Lab took awards at the 60th annual Southern Forest Insect Work Conference in Savannah, GA, July 22-25. Sarah Pellechia won 2nd place in the Graduate Student competition, and Beth Kyre won 1st place in the Graduate Student competition.

    August 5, 2019
  • Congratulations to Beth Kyre, PhD student in Lynne Rieske-Kinney’s Forest Entomology Lab. Beth was awarded the Roger F. Anderson Award, recognizing excellence in research and outstanding contributions to forest entomology by a graduate student, by the Southern Forest Insect Work Conference (SFIWC) in Savannah, GA, July 22-25. 

    August 5, 2019
  • Congratulations to Dr. Janet Lensing who was chosen as a "Teacher Who Made a Difference" in 2019 by the University of Kentucky College of Education. Dr. Lensing teaches ENT 110, an undergraduate entomology class for non-science majors. 

    May 6, 2019
  • The first confirmed Asian Longhorned Tick for the state of Kentucky was found in Martin County. The Asian Longhorned Tick is a new, invasive tick species that was reported in the United States for the first time in New Jersey in 2017. It is now confirmed in 10 states, including Kentucky. Like many ticks, the Asian Longhorned Tick has the potential to transmit pathogens to humans and livestock. So far, there have been no confirmed pathogens associated with specimens of this tick that have been tested in Kentucky or North America, but that could change.

    May 3, 2019
  • Congratulations to Beth Kyre, PhD student in the Forest Entomology Lab, who won the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Peoples’ Choice award sponsored by the College for “Silencing genes to silence beetles: Disrupting chemical communication in southern pine beetle”

    April 18, 2019
  • Congratulations to UK Entomology students Adam Baker, Isabela Gomes, and Yaziri Gonzalez who swept the graduate student awards for outstanding research posters at the campus-wide Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment Sustainability Forum on December 6, 2018.

    December 11, 2018
  • Congratulations to all the University of Kentucky Entomology students who presented their research at the Ohio Valley Entomological Association (OVEA) Annual Forum on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.
    October 23, 2018
  • 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