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UK Entomology Spotlight

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Raven Run Night Insect Walk

Join UK Entomology each July at the Raven Run Nature Sanctuary for the Night Insect Walk.  It's free!  Read more about the event here.


Entomology Leadership Program

Attention high school juniors and seniors: for an in-depth entomology experience, come to our annual Entomology Leadership Program.  This week-long, overnight program happens every June, and it's a great way to learn more about insects and Entomology as a career.  Read more here.


Zinnia Research by the Yeargan Lab

In 2009, Dr. Ken Yeargan and Sarah Colvin, his graduate research assistant, compared four commonly available zinnia cultivars with regard to their attractiveness to butterflies.  Read about their research here.


Graduate Student Trip to Monarch Migration Sites in Mexico

In January 2007, UK Entomology Grad students and faculty traveled to Mexico to view monarch butterfly migration sites.  Read about their experience here.


Alumnus Alvin Simmons Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

University of Kentucky alumnus Alvin Simmons receives first Department of Entomology Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series Award.  Read about Alvin's visit here.


Beginning Beekeeping for Kentuckians

Download this detailed PDF factsheet from KSU to learn about beekeeping in Kentucky.


Pest Control Short Course (Oct. 2-4 - Lexington, KY)

The annual University of Kentucky Pest Control Short Course offers 3 days of training for urban pest professionals.  For more information, contact Darlene Thorpe at 859.257.5955.


Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Topics:


Pesticide Safety Education Program
The Pesticide Safety Education Program page contains information for private and commercial pesticide applicators, including online study manuals.


Extension Entomology Highlights


Department of Entomology Partner Programs:


UK Entomology works with Nigel Marvin and the Discovery Channel
In 2002, UK Entomology helped the Discovery Channel's Nigel Marvin on a film shoot.  Read about it here.