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!


  • 2018 Dwight M. DeLong Memorial Lecture

    Kottman Hall 244, video-linked to Fisher 121 in Wooster Department of Entomology

    January 30th at 3:30PM

    Dr. Wood is the Smithonian’s National Museum of Natural History curator of Arachnida and Myriapoda, and works with Palpimanoid...

  • Ashley Yates is this year’s awardee for the ESA P-IE Kenneth and Barbara Starks Plant Resistance to Insects Graduate Student Award!  Ashley is in the Translational Plant Sciences Graduate Program and advised by Andy Michel and co-advised by Josh Blakeslee (HCS).

  • The ESA Early Career Protessional Teaching Award is given to a student transition or early professional who excels in entomological education.


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Building Bee Habitat in Your Backyard, The Gardiner Lab
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