Our Mission in Entomology...

To improve the quality of life for the state, nation and the world by advancing scientific knowledge through the development and application of arthropod/nematode science. The Department of Entomology offers learning, engagement and discovery programs to meet the needs of Indiana, the Midwest, and the nation. Undergraduate degree programs and Graduate degree programs at both the Master’s and Ph.D. levels are offered.




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Bee graving pollen from beautiful pink flower
Colombian student finds hive of ideas at Purdue Agriculture

“I love working with bees because, I think, they are the most interesting insects in the world. I want to learn new ways to take care of the existing populations,” Liced Giraldo Moreno said. Moreno, an undergraduate in her final...

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Maddie Carpenter

For the most part honey bees rely on humans to survive. We have been breeding them for many...

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Winners of the TEAM Award
Landscape Report team recognized for interdisciplinary achievements

The Purdue Landscape Report team has received the Purdue Agriculture 2021 TEAM Award. An acronym...

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Keeping spotted lanternfly populations in check requires vigilance, experts say

As travel around the country slowly returns to pre-pandemic levels, experts warn of the...

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Sophomore strives to provide some kind of normal

As a freshman, Maya Fulton enjoyed spending her free time with the students on her residence hall...

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Behind the Research: Krispn Given

When Krispn Given mentions he’s a honey bee researcher, the first question people ask him...

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Bee with watermelon
As-needed pesticide use brings wild bees, increases watermelon yield without reducing corn profits

Many farmers rent bee hives to pollinate crops, but they could tap into the free labor of wild...

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