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Insect species outnumber all other life forms combined.  We truly live on a planet of insects! 

The Department of Entomology at The Ohio State University is the only university department in Ohio focused on the study of insects. We use insects as model systems to further fundamental understanding of molecular biology, physiology, genetics, ecology, and evolution. We provide instruction at the undergraduate (major and minor) and graduate levels (M.S. and Ph.D). Our extension and outreach programs provide non-biased, research-based information to stakeholders to help protect crops, natural resources, structures, and human and animal health. 

We invite you to explore, learn, study and research with us!

News

  • Contratulations to our award-winning faculty and students! (follow link for complete list).

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    It’s about time for the annual mass migration of honeybees to California, and new research is helping lower the chances the pollinators and their offspring will die while they’re visiting the West Coast.

    Each winter, professional beekeepers from around the nation stack hive...

  • Ashley Yates is this year’s awardee for the ESA P-IE Kenneth and Barbara Starks Plant Resistance to Insects Graduate Student Award!  Ashley is in the Translational Plant Sciences Graduate Program and advised by Andy Michel and co-advised by Josh Blakeslee (HCS).

Videos

Building Bee Habitat in Your Backyard
Building Bee Habitat in Your Backyard, The Gardiner Lab
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