• 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:


    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
  • It's tick season in Kentucky. Dr. Lee Townsend (UK Extension Entomology) and Katie Pratt (UK Ag Communications) share the best ways to prevent tick bites in this May 21, 2018, article.

    May 22, 2018
  • Congratulations to our May 2018 graduates from the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology! Receiving degrees at this year's commencement were Bernadette Mach (PhD), Amanda Skidmore (PhD), Dave Olson (MS), June "Sunny" Yoon (PhD), and Sarah Meierotto (PhD).

    Grads 2018

    May 8, 2018
  • A paper published in Insect Science in 2015 based on studies conducted by a visiting scientist, Dr. Gabriele Rondoni, in the Department of Entomology has been recognized as a winning paper of Insect Science Most Cited Paper Award of 2017.  Drs. Kacie Athey and John Obrycki are co-authors on this paper.   

    April 20, 2018
  • UK entomology professor Dr. Clare Rittschof, working with Erin Haramoto (UK Department of Plant and Soil Sciences) and Sandra Rehan (assistant professor at the University of New Hampshire), are beginning a three-year study to evaluate the impact of winter weeds and cover crops on pollinator habitat. Read more about their study in this story by UK's Katie Pratt:

    April 10, 2018
  • On March 29, 2018, the Kansas State entomology department hosted UK entomologist Dr. Reddy Palli as their 2018 Hopkins Colloquium Speaker. Dr. Palli discussed novel approaches to managing insect pests and disease vectors. Read more about his visit here.

    April 10, 2018
  • UK Entomologist Stephen Dobson received the “Global Impact Award” from the Office of Technology Commercialization. This award recognizes the potential impact of the UK-patented work from his laboratory and his company, “MosquitoMate, Inc.” in developing sterile male mosquitoes using Wolbachia.

    March 29, 2018
  • Members of the Teets Lab have returned from their recent investigation of an Antartic midge that is able to survive extreme cold. Read more about their study here:
    Kentucky Kernel: Freezing For Science

    March 29, 2018
  • University of Kentucky Entomology was well represented at the North Central Branch (NCB) of the Entomological Society of America Meeting that was held in Madison, Wisconsin from March 18 to 21, 2018. Our Linnaean team (Sarah Meierotto, Josiah Ritchey, Lauren Fann, and Ryan Kuesel), got better with each round and finished in 2nd place. They qualify for the ESA competition to be held in Vancouver later this year. A check for $2500 will help to defray their costs.

    March 22, 2018