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  1. cicada safari smartphone mapping app

    Help Science, Join the Cicada Safari!

    Jun 1, 2021

    Snap a picture with the new easy-to-use smartphone mapping app Cicada Safari, and hit submit.  Once your image is confirmed as being a periodical cicada (and not your cat), the latitude and longitude for your observation are added to the cicada map.

  2. Female Periodical cicada damage on grapevine

    Be prepared to protect your grapevines from 17-year periodical cicadas emerging in May

    May 27, 2021

    Elizabeth Y. Long, PhD Horticultural Entomologist, Purdue University
    Adjunct Horticultural Entomologist, The Ohio State University
  3. Entomology Department Spring 2021 Awards

    2021 Department Student Award Winners

    May 27, 2021

    Entomology Department Graduate Student Awards   Tae-Young Lee  Susan W. Fisher Teaching Award for excellence in teaching  Katie Turo  Lowell R. (“Skip”) Nault Research Award for the best graduate student paper published/in press in past 12 months  Adrian Pekarcik  David J. Horn Service Award for outstanding service to the department, college, university, or beyond 
  4. Entomology Department Virtual Tour

    Mar 2, 2021

    A narrated virtual tour of the OSU Department of Entomology, featuring faculty, staff, and students at the Columbus and Wooster Campuses.

  5. Entomology Stridulations | Department Newsletter

    Mar 2, 2021

    Entomology Stridulations 

    Autumn 2020 Semester Recap

  6. Artist's rendering of future science building

    Thank you for Supporting the BugZooWoo!

    Sep 14, 2020

    Thank you for Supporting the Bug Zoo's big move to the new science building!

  7. Outreach continues during Covid-19

    Jul 15, 2020

    Entomology’s outreach plans creatively evolved to accommodate the COVID-19 cancellation of all OSU in-person activities on March 16. Our outreach team, Denise Ellsworth, Jeni Ruisch, and Jeni Filbrun implemented successful dynamic and interactive online programs, while maintaining their high level of continuous care for our Columbus and Wooster Bug Zoos.

  8. Mosquito

    Enroll in On-Line Veterinary Entomology Certificate Courses

    May 19, 2020

    Introduction to Veterinary Entomology

    An introduction to the fascinating world of Veterinary Entomology and arthropod pests that impact the health of domestic animals. This course is approved for CE credit by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board (OVMLB) on an hour per hour basis.

    Register for the course here ($35 enrollment fee):

    Veterinary Entomology:  Mites and Ticks

  9. lawn weeds

    New OSU Citizen Science Program for Youth (3rd – 7th grade): Dandelion Detectives!

    May 31, 2019

    The Gardiner Lab at The Ohio State University is developing a youth-focused citizen science program called Dandelion Detectives. The lab is seeking individuals, school groups, and other youth organizations to participate in this collaborative project! Dandelion Detectives aims to measure the value of lawn weeds for bees and other insects by having school age kids (targeting 3-7th graders) monitor an “Observation Dandelion” and collect data about the richness of blooming weeds (or lack thereof) found in their yard. Dandelion Detectives will take place over the summer of 2020 and is open to anyone who has access to a yard.

  10. Mary Gardiner receives 2019 CFAES Distinguished Junior Faculty Research Award

    May 2, 2019

    Dr. Mary Gardiner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Entomology whose research program focuses on the ecological value of urban vacant land. This work is concentrated in Cleveland, Ohio – a city that has experienced significant economic and population decline in recent years. Cleveland currently contains 27,000 vacant lots encompassing approximately 4,000 acres of land. The Gardiner Lab examines how alternative vegetation designs and management regimes influence the value of vacant land for the conservation of biodiversity and the provision of ecosystem services. Dr.