Department News

  1. Brood X Periodical Cicadas on Buckeye Tree, photo by S. DeVilbiss

    Assistant Professor in Forest Entomology

    Jan 5, 2022

    Ohio State Entomology invites applications with a strong focus on the impacts of climate change, urbanization, species invasion and/or other disturbances as they relate to arthropod populations in forested ecosystems. This is a nine-month tenure track faculty position with a 70% research and 30% teaching appointment. The department seeks an individual that complements existing expertise in ecology, behavior, and population genetics.

  2. Six Entomology Grad Students Win Awards at Annual Scientific Conference Competition

    Nov 8, 2021

    OSU Entomology graduate students placed well at the annual conference of the Entomological Society of America, held in Denver, CO.
    Congratulations to all who presented research and competed in the student competitions!

  3. Dr. Ashley Leach, Assistant Professor of Specialty Crop Entomology

    Welcome Dr. Ashley Leach, new Assistant Professor in Specialty Crop Entomology

    Jan 5, 2022

    Join us in welcoming Dr. Ashley Leach to our department!

    Dr. Leach has accepted the offer of Assistant Professor in Specialty Crop Entomology, starting in January 2022, and will be based at the Wooster Science Building. Ashley is bringing a lot of energy and experience working with specialty crop pests and she will be part of the dynamic CFAES team tackling pest issues in those systems.  

  4. C. Shepard ESA Presentation- DeLong Awardee

    2021 DeLong & Root Competition Results

    Nov 2, 2021

    Congratulations to all competitors on their excellent and impressive work, clearly a lot went into preparing the presentations and posters! 

    This year 4 students presented posters and 7 students presented ten-minute talks in preparation for the Entomological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting. OSU Entomology will be represented well at ESA!  

  5. Fig. 8  Habitus images of exemplar taxa of the families Platygastridae, Proterosceliopsidae, Sparasionidae and Scelionidae

    Reclassification of Parasitoid Superfamily Platygastroidae at Long Last

    Sep 15, 2021

    After 15 years of work, the reclassification of the wasps studied in Dr. Norm Johnson's lab is published!

  6. Michael & Stephanie Reardon officially opening the UTBZ!

    United Titanium Bug Zoo Ribbon-Cutting

    Sep 8, 2021

    Entomology welcomed benefactors from United Titanium Inc., on August 31st, 2021, for the official ribbon-cutting of the United Titanium Bug Zoo (UTBZ), located at the heart of the CFAES Wooster campus in the new Wooster Science Building. 

  7. A Bustle in the Hedgerow: Listening to Insects

    Jul 19, 2021

    Grounded Hope Podcast features OSU Entomology's Casey Hoy and a unique Agroecosystem Management Program research project on Mellinger Farm that records the daily, seasonal and annual rhythms of farm life. 
  8. ESA NCB 2021 Meeting Logo

    OSU Entomology Grads Receive 2nd Place at Entomology Games

    Jun 25, 2021

    Congratulations to Entomology Graduate Students James Radl (captain), Tae Lee, Brendan Kelly, and former Gardiner grad student, Alex Tyrpak, on their Entomology Games 2nd place finish at this week's Entomological Society of America North Central Branch virtual meeting! 

    The team now moves on to the national games at this year's annual ESA conference in Denver, Colorado. Joe Raczkowski is our long-serving Entomology Games coach.

  9. periodical cicadas mating

    Brood X News & Media Featuring OSU Entomology

    Jun 8, 2021

    June 9 Update: Our very own BugDoc Dave Shetlar was featured on Jimmy Kimmel recently!  Congrats Dave for making the monologue. He appears just after the 2:00 mark in the YouTube video:

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    Entomology Stridulations | Spring 2021 Newsletter

    Jun 4, 2021

    Latest Edition Features Summaries of Spring Semester 2021 Activities: Department Announcements Featured Researchers Outreach Highlights Bug Zoo Featured Arthropods Awards & Honors, Graduate Degrees Awarded Publications Courses Entomology Student Groups, EGSA & Chrysalis