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 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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Upcoming Entomology Events

Firefly
How creepy crawlers court

While couples buy rose bouquets, make dinner reservations and dress up for date night,...

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Purdue Student Farm serves as 1 of nearly 40 entomology research sites across the United States

The Purdue Student Farm, located on campus on Cherry Lane, is just one of the nearly 40 sites...

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Awardees of the TEAMS Award Pictured in Pfendler
The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment, a 100-year study, receives the Purdue Agriculture 2023 TEAM Award

The Purdue Agriculture TEAM Award has honored an interdisciplinary team annually since 1995,...

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The walnut plantation at Martell Forest.
Detection & Prediction: How technology is fighting a future of tree diseases and invasive insects

The black walnut tree (Juglans nigra), prized for its rich, dark color in hardwood furniture and...

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Bees on a honey comb
Research team explores genomic options to enhance honeybee resilience

Beekeepers lose between 30% and 40% of their colonies annually, mostly to parasites and...

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Bello-Bravo, Pittendrigh and Medendorp (right) met with Maximo Torero (second from right), chief economist of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, at the World Food Forum in Rome
Book offers on-the-ground lessons in international development

A new book by a Purdue team that is impacting extension around the world is designed to help...

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Dr. Hongmei Li-Byarlay Receives 2023 John Osmun Award

On September 29, 2023, Dr. Hongmei Li-Byarlay received the John V. Osmun Alumni Professional Achievement Award in Entomology!

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Insect Biology: Explore the Possibilities in Purdue Agriculture