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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West Lafayette, IN 47907
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Izaak working with bee hives
Cultivating the Future: Izaak Gilchrist

The spider hanging upside down from the corner of your room and the silverfish that crawled out...

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Maya Fulton stands against the Continuum sculptures outside of Lynn Hall.
How an entomology student made her veterinary school dreams a reality

As a first-year student in the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine, Fulton has quickly become...

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Legumes in greenhouse
Purdue collaborates with Michigan State on global legume systems research program

A program led by Michigan State University’s (MSU) College of Agriculture and Natural...

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Purdue College of Agriculture.
EAS Award to Krispn Given

Krispn Given is the 2023 recipient of the Prestigious Roger A. Morse Outstanding...

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Robert Bruner is ANR's Featured Extension Specialist

Robert Bruner is named Featured Extension Specialist in ANR's August 2023 newsletter.

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Student Lexi LaMar poses and squats next to a "gravid trap" with a concrete pool of water from a wastewater treatment plant behind her
Cultivating the Future: Allison Beach and Lexi LaMar

Hundreds of mosquitoes zip around in a circular, netted trap as Allison Beach explains the daily...

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Upcoming Entomology Events

this is purdue podcast
This Is Purdue: Susan Edgell Talks About Her Mother, Virginia Ferris

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” Kate Young talks to Susan Edgell, the daughter of Purdue University trailblazer Virginia Ferris. Virginia was the first woman appointed to the College of Agriculture faculty and had a significant...

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Insect Biology: Explore the Possibilities in Purdue Agriculture