• UK Entomology graduate Dr. Alvin Simmons (PhD 1987) was recently elected as the incoming Entomological Society of America (ESA) vice president. Dr. Simmons earned his PhD in Dr. Yeargan's laboratory. Read more about Dr. Simmons and his election at the ESA website.

    August 22, 2017
  • Join us on September 1, 2017, 7-9pm, for this year's annual Insect Safari at the UK Arboretum! We'll have games, face-painting, a live insect zoo, and other activities. Stay until dark and trek with us onto the Arboretum's network of trails to search for insects and spiders. $1 per person. Read more here.

    August 9, 2017
  • UK Entomology offers tips for protection from mosquito bites. Read the UKAgNews article by Katie Pratt.

    May 31, 2017
  • University of California Extension Entomologist Dr. Larry Godfrey (1956-2017) was recently honored with a career retrospective here, at the UC Davis Entomology and Nemology website. Dr. Godfrey graduated from Dr. Yeargan's laboratory at The University of Kentucky Department of Entomology in 1984. Godfrey was know for his work in rice and cotton IPM.

    May 12, 2017
  • It's Spring and ticks are already active. UK Entomologist Dr. Lee Townsend has provided some useful tips on how to avoid ticks in Kentucky. Read the UKAgNews article here.

    April 24, 2017
  • UK Entomology graduate student Bernadette Mach has created a list of bee-friendly trees and shrubs for our region. Read the UKAgNews article here.

    April 24, 2017
  • ETC Eggs

    Eastern Tent Caterpillars are expected to appear a little earlier this year due to unseasonably warm temperatures. Read the full UKAgNews article here.

    February 24, 2017
  • Glenn Skiles

    UK Entomology Graduate Student and Lab Tech Glenn Skiles was named American Moquito Control Association (AMCA) Young Professional of the Month for DEcember 2016. Her work concerns improving barrier treatments for mosquito control. Glenn becomes the first student from UK's Public Entomolog Lab to receive this recognition.

    December 19, 2016
  • Two PhD students from UK Entomology, Smitha George and Bernadette (Bernie) Mach, won the President’s Prize for Outstanding Presentations at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology (ICE). Congratulations to Smitha and Bernie!

    October 19, 2016
  • UK post-doctoral entomologist Dr. Paul Lenhart attended the 13th International Symposium on Ecology of Aphidophaga in Freising, Germany, with help from a competitive International Organization for Biological Control young scientist travel award. Dr. Lenhart presented on the effects of toxic aphids on their natural enemy communities; work which was conducted at UK. The presentation received the best presentation award, which covered travel to the meeting.

    September 20, 2016