• 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
  • Congratulations to all the winners in the Entomology competition at the 2016 Kentucky St. Fair! The winners are on display in 4-H's Cloverville exhibt at the St. Fair, August 18-28, 2016. Kentucky 4-Hers can learn more about making their own entomology collection by visiting their local county extension office. Here is a list of the Class Champions and overall champions:

    August 29, 2016
  • On Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, the U.K. Forest Entomology Lab, along with the Forest Health Research and Education Center and Lexington Parks and Recreation, are hosting an event to showcase efforts to combat the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive beetle that is killing ash trees in Kentucky. The free program will include presentations, activities, and hikes for kids and adults. Events will begin at 9:15am and continue until 12pm. For more info, download the flyer for the event.

    August 11, 2016
  • Qian " Karen" Sun

    Dr. Qian " Karen" Sun, post-doctoral scholar at U.K. Entomology, has been chosen as one of the ESA STEP ICE Travel Award Winners for 2016. Read more about the award at the ESA website: http://www.entsoc.org/press-releases/esa-ice-2016-travel-award-winners

    August 10, 2016
  • Congratulations to Dr. John Obrycki who has been selected as the next Bobby C. Pass Research Professor at the Univerisity of Kentucky Department of Entomology.  Dr. Obrycki will hold this position from July 1, 2016-June 30, 2020. The Bobby C. Pass Research Professorship was established in 2006. By naming a senior faculty member in the Department of Entomology as the Bobby C. Pass Research Professor, the legacy of Dr.

    July 25, 2016