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entomology DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATION

Jamie Strange, Chair and Professor, Columbus
Andy Michel, Associate Chair and Professor, Wooster
Steve Baker, Fiscal Officer, Columbus
Sarah DeVilbiss, Office Manager, Columbus
Erin Parker, Office Manager, Wooster

DEPARTMENT CONTACT information

Email: entomology@osu.edu
Phone: 614-688-0218

Entomology Student Interest Form:  Undergraduate and Graduate

UNDERGRADUATE INQUIRIES

Joe Raczkowski, Undergraduate Advisorraczkowski.2@osu.edu

GRADUATE INQUIRIES

Sarah DeVilbiss, Graduate Program Coordinatordevilbiss.14@osu.edu
Reed Johnson, Graduate Studies Chairjohnson.5005@osu.edu

Wooster Bug Zoo Visit Request

OUTREACH

Denise Ellsworth, Pollinator Education Programs, ellsworth.2@osu.edu
Jeni Filbrun Wooster United Titanium Bug Zoo, filbrun.13@osu.edu
Jeni Ruisch, Columbus Insectary & Bug Zoo, ruisch.2@osu.edu

Columbus Insectary & Bug Mobile Visit Request

 

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Insect ID and Pest Questions

INSECT IDENTIFICATION
Please do not send physical insect samples directly to the Entomology Department. 

  • The Ohio State Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic provides diagnostic ID services for a fee, typically $20. Instructions on how to submit a physical or digital insect ID request are available on the websiteThe diagnostic clinic specializes in the identification of plant diseases, plant health problems, insects and insect related problems, and does not accept samples that originate from a person or animal's body.
  • BuckeyBugBite.osu.edu, currently under construction, will soon be a resource for identification of various arthropods, such as ticks, that impact public health.
  • Free digital insect ID may be found from the online community science and USDA resources below. Your images will be identified and may be used in projects tracking invasive species, insect biodiversity, and other scientific endeavors:
    iNaturalist Insect, spider, or other organism
    Seek by iNaturalist Animal, plants
    BugFinder Insects, spiders, related organisms
    BugGuide Insect, spider, related organisms
    Bumble Bee Watch Bumble bees
    What’s that Bug? Insect, spiders, related organisms
    USDA Developed Pest ID tools, including fact sheets, ID keys, screening aids, and mobile apps
    Entomology Today from the Entomologicial Society of America lists other resources for insect ID

PEST CONTROL RECOMMENDATIONS 
As a public institution, we can not to promote a single company. A reputable company can be found by referring to the Ohio Pest Management Association membership directory. OPMA has a code of conduct for members and is generally comprised of responsible pest management specialists. 

LOCAL EXTENSION OFFICE
Your local Ohio State Extension office has Agriculture and Natural Resource Educators able to answer farm, garden, home, and business questions.
Ohioline Factsheets
Ask an Expert

ENDANGERED SPECIES REPORTING
Report endangered species to the Ohio Fish and Wildlife Services Conservation Office. Include digital images in emails to ohio@fws.gov; Phone: 614-416-8993; Address: 359 Main Rd, Delaware, OH 43015. Endangered species in Ohio including arthropods.