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  1. Pictures of insects of Ohio, from a flyer for a new course coming Autumn 2022

    Entomology Stridulations: Spring 2022

    May 4, 2022

    Hope springs eternal, and in the Spring of 2022, we had many reasons to be hopeful. 

    Read about the award-winning activities of the Ohio State Entomology department in the spring 2022 issue of our newsletter!

  2. mosquitos in petri dish

    Piermarini lab research is highlighted in recent Ohio State News article

    Apr 19, 2022

    Nanoparticles prove effective against the yellow fever mosquito. Carbon black is fatal for its larvae in standing water, by Tatyana Woodall, Ohio State News, woodall.52@osu.eduRecently published in the journal Insects, this new paper describes how mosquitoes have evolved a natural resistance to some chemical insecticides,

  3. Dr. Reed Johnson's Beekeeping Class

    New Entomology Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunity

    Feb 8, 2022

    Ohio State Entomology hopes to provide a "full-ride" undergraduate scholarship for in-state tuition and fees by creating the Entomology Undergraduate Endowed Scholarship Fund (#317434).

    Scholarship preference given to students majoring in Entomology who demonstrate financial need, add diversity to the department, and/or contribute to nurturing a more diverse and inclusive departmental community.


    Check out the OSU BITE site!

    Feb 8, 2022

    Looking for information on Ohio ticks, mosquitoes, bed bugs and more?

    Check out the OSU BITE site for information on blood-sucking arthropods in Ohio!
    You can find us at:

  5. 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.  

  6. 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!

  7. 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!  

  8. 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!

  9. 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. 

  10. 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.