• 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
  • UK Extension Entomology Professor Dr. Mike Potter recently presented at the 13th Annual Technical Conference in Troy, MI, a two-day conference for pest-control professionals. Read more about the conference here.

    March 14, 2018
  • Congratulations to Christoph Kositzke, an undergrad Biology Major in Ric Bessin’s Extension Entomology laboratory, who presented a poster entitled “Development of an Innovative Cucumber Beetle Monitoring Trap” at the 17th annual Posters-at-the-Capitol event last week at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort.

    February 12, 2018
  • Congratulations to UK Entomology Professor Dr. Jen White, who recently received the George E. Mitchell, Jr. Outstanding Faculty Award for Service to Graduate Students from Gamma Sigma Delta (GSD).

    February 7, 2018
  • Congratulations to UK Entomology Professor Dr. Clare Rittschoff for winning Animal Behavior Society’s (ABS) 2018 Outstanding New Investigator Award.

    February 7, 2018
  • Adam Baker and Bernie Mach from Dr. Dan Potter's laboratory are each giving 1 hour invited talks at the upcoming (Feb. 1) 2018 Tri-State Green Industry Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Adam will present “How to Build a Better Monarch Waystation” and Bernie will present “Bee Friendly Woody Ornamental Plants."

    January 19, 2018