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

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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group photo at Swarm Day
Purdue ENTM Attends ESA's "Swarm the Hill Day"

Purdue attended the Entomological Society of America "Swarm the Hill Day" event,...

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Krispn Given Featured in PBS Deep Look

Krispn Given, Apiculture Specialist at Purdue Entomology, has collaborated with PBS Deep Look in...

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Cold Case Symposium
Never forgotten: Cold Case Symposium provides support for victim’s families

Every year, thousands of people are murdered or go missing in the U.S., leaving family members...

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cate hill presents award
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