Department of Entomology

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.


Let’s just eat the bugs

September 8, 2022

Entomophagy (the practice of eating insects as food) is common in many cultures around the world, with bugs on the menu as a delicacy or just a regular part of an everyday diet. In fact, up to 80 percent of the world’s nations, particularly in tropical areas, eat insects. Read more.

Minnesota organizations working to save monarch butterflies, now considered endangered

July 22, 2022

For the first time, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature added the migrating monarch butterfly to its red list of threatened species, designating them as endangered. Video.

Saving Nutella: New Guide Details IPM for Weevil Pests in Hazelnut

June 22, 2022

People around the globe are nuts about hazelnuts: According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the global demand for hazelnuts is strong and growing. Read more.

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