Department of Entomology

The Great Minnsect Show, April 20 2024
UMN Entomology Graduate Program
Dragonflies on a branch
Robert C. Hodson Memorial Undergraduate Entomology Award Winners: Ellie Meys and Adam Schacherer
Jena and Andrew Insect Science Pathways Scholarship
Sujaya Rao Ted Talk
Adela in a lab

The mission of the Department of Entomology is to conduct research and education in the science of entomology, emphasizing the systematics, biodiversity, biology, ecology, and importance of insects and their relatives in relation to human welfare, and the maintenance of a healthy environment.

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  • UMN Entomology winners at NCB ESA!

    April 5, 2024

    The recent the North Central Branch - Entomological Society of America (NCB-ESA) meeting in Fort Collins, CO, was an exciting one for UMN Entomology! Faculty, students and an alumna were selected for NCB branch awards and student competition prizes.

  • Cristian Beza-Beza visits the IEXA Entomological Collection at the Instituto de Ecología in Xalapa, Veracruz, México

    March 12, 2024

    This January our President’s Postdoctoral Fellow Cristian Beza-Beza visited the IEXA Entomological Collection at the Instituto de Ecología in Xalapa, Veracruz, México as part of the project "Curation and Study of the Personal Collection of Pedro Reyes-Castillo at the Colección Entomológica del Instituto de Ecología (IEXA): Continuing the Legacy of Biodiversity Research in Passalidae." funded by the “Ross Taylor Bell and Joyce Rockenbach Bell Research Grant” from the Coleopterist Society. 

  • Detecting Aphid Infestations Using Satellites and AI

    January 29, 2024

    With the use of the Sentinel-2 satellite, which offers free multispectral imagery, Koch and his team have been able to take full field images. They analyze these images with the help of AI to help determine the SBA population density. This could save the farmers lots of time in their busiest season, and advance regional and local management programs for SBA.