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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

  • 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.

  • ESA NCB 2021 Meeting Logo

    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...

  • periodical cicadas mating

    June 9 Update: Our very own BugDoc Dave Shetlar was featured on Jimmy Kimmel recently!  Congrats Dave for making the monologue.

Videos

Periodical Cicada - Adult of Magicicada cassini emerging using time-lapse video.
Periodical Cicada - Adult of Magicicada cassini emerging using time-lapse video.
Entomology Virtual Tour
Entomology Department Virtual Tour