• 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
  • Congratulations to this year's winners in the Entomology category at the 2018 St. Fair! The winners are currently on display in Cloverville (South Wing A) until the end of the fair. The Grand Champion was once again Clark County's T. J. Svoboda who created a 5th-year collection showing the life cycles and nests of many Kentucky bee and wasp species. Learn more about how to make 4-H insect collections. The winners in each category are listed below:

    August 21, 2018
  • UK entomology professor Dr. Ken Haynes has been elected as a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) for 2018. This year's Fellows will be recognized at the 2018 Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of America, Canada, and British Columbia, November 11-14, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Read more about this disctinction at the ESA website.

    August 16, 2018
  • Recent research conducted by UK Entomology graduate student Adam Baker, a student in Dr. Dan Potter's laboratory, shows that urban gardens can contribute to pollinator conservation.

    July 19, 2018
  • UK Extension Entomology professor Dr. Mike Potter was recently featured on an episode of Whiskycast, a podcast that focuses on the distilled spirits industry. During the segment, Dr. Potter discussed the possibility of powderpost beetle infestations in the wooden storage structures ("rickhouses") that are associated with Kentucky bourbon production. Listen to the episode here:

    https://whiskycast.com/beetles-and-bourbon-rickhouses-dont-mix-episode-710-june-28-2018/

    July 6, 2018
  • Congratulations to UK entomology profressor Dr. Jen White and former post-doc Dr. Paul Lenhart! Their research on lady beetles and aphids was recently featured in the New York Times. Read the article here.

    June 21, 2018