Department Resources

Resources for the Public

Insect ID and Pest Questions

Ohio State Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic: Insect and Spider ID 

Please do not send physical insect samples directly to the Entomology Department. 
Instead, please visit the Ohio State Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic website for instructions on how to submit a physical or digital ID requestThe diagnostic clinic specializes in the identification of plant diseases, plant health problems, insects and insect related problems. Diagnostic services are provided for a small fee.  

For individuals seeking free digital insect ID resources, consider submitting your photos to one of the online community science 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
Entomology Today from the Entomologicial Society of America lists other great resources for insect ID

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
Extension County Office Locator

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. 

ITP, part of USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Plant Protection, Quarantine division, develops ID tools to make pest identification easier and more efficient, including fact sheets, ID keys, screening aids, and mobile apps.


Resources for Department Members

wooster space request - intranet page

FIRST, login to the Entomology Dept website.
Once logged in, click the Growth Chamber Space Request link.
Wooster Entomology Space Request Directions

Purchasing & Travel guidance

Entomology Workday Guidance
Entomology Purchase Guide
Entomology Travel Guide
CFAES Mileage/Ground Transportation Log
CFAES Service Center Resource Guides

Business Process Job Aids
: Administrative Resource Center (ARC) 
Finance Support: Steve, Entomology Fiscal Officer
HR, India (designated Entomology HR Consultant), or Erin 

Academic Procedures

Curriculum Committee Fact Sheets for Instructors:
Undergraduate Independent Study
Graduate Independent Study
Creating a new course
Making changes to an existing course
Modifying entomology degree programs
Scheduling classes and making changes to instructors or rooms

Awards available to Faculty, Staff, and Students

Department of Entomology Graduate Student Awards 
CFAES Awards & Recognition
, Faculty & Staff Affairs
OSU Awards for Scholarship, Service, and Teaching Excellence 
Entomological Society of America (ESA) Awards & Honors InformationESA Awards Eligibility Grid

CFAES Mental Health Resources for students and visiting scholars

OSU Student Life’s Counseling and Consultation Service (CCS) provides after-hours crisis services, individual and group mental health services, workshops and other programming to currently enrolled students, scholars, and their partners who are covered by the Student Health Insurance Plan. 

Mental Health Strategies Series (Links to an external site.) - series of short videos focused on skills and strategies for improving mental health.

Buckeye PAL (Links to an external site.) – The Buckeye Peer Access Line (PAL), through Student Life’s Student Wellness Center, is a non-emergency talk line that provides a space for students to engage in brief phone conversations to gain peer support and learn about campus resources.

Wellness Coaching (Links to an external site.) – A free service through Student Life’s Student Wellness Center that provides opportunities for personal development, focusing on your strengths and using the Nine Dimensions of Wellness model as a framework for generating goals that are meaningful for you.

CCS has two CFAES embedded therapists, located at the Wooster and Columbus campus:

Schaad (she/they) is on the Wooster campus at 112 Fisher,
David Wirt on the Columbus campus. 

Community Providers: Community Provider Database : Counseling and Consultation Service ( for specialized care

A New Day:  Phone: 330-636-1741
ne Eighty:  Phone: 330-264-8498
Ana Zao: Phone: 330-264-9597
The Counseling Center of Wayne and Holmes County: Phone:330-264-9029

Emergency Services: Need Immediate Assistance? Counseling and Consultation Service (

After hours CCS crisis consultation for students at 614-292-5766 (option 2 includes weekends and holidays)
Crisis Text Line: Text a trained crisis counselor 24/7 Always confidential. Always free. Text “START” to 741-741
National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK


osu & cfaes Diversity, Equity and Inclusion resources

CFAES Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
CFAES Embedded Counselor
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Institutional Equity
Student Life Multicultural Center
The Women's Place
Military and Veterans Services