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The Michigan State University Department of Entomology excels in research, extension and teaching to address the issues that confront the people of Michigan, our nation and the world. MSU’s entomologists look for systemic solutions across disciplines to address critical issues. We offer B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in entomology and consider graduate student education and postdoctoral experience to be one of our highest priorities. Many of our undergraduates further enrich their studies through working in research labs, volunteering in the Bug House and taking entomology or related study abroad courses.

  • Eric Benbow partners with Detroit to help investigate death scenes

    Eric Benbow partners with Detroit to help investigate death scenes

    Department of Entomology’s Eric Benbow is using a more than $866,000 U.S. Department of Justice grant to help Detroit death-scene investigators examine the changing populations of bug and bacteria types and numbers of decomposing bodies. Deciphering the clues they provide could mean the difference between a closed case and an unsolved murder.

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  • New Entomology seminar course offered spring 2015

    New Entomology seminar course offered spring 2015

    B.I.G. (Bug Interactions Group) Topics: Group intensive study of current research and concepts surrounding insect science, ENT 812/Sect. 001, will be offered spring 2015 and led by Drs. Jared Ali and Bill Ravlin.

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  • MSU researchers earn $7.7 million in specialty crop grants from USDA

    Three Michigan State University AgBioResearch scientists have netted more than $7.7 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture to address the critical needs of the specialty crop industry through research and education.

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Featured Students




Undergrad tells how entomology changed her life in speech at College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Commencement.

Grad student Rob Morrison produces video on an IPM approach for asparagus miner.

Ke Dong and colleagues are working to combat resistant mosquitoes.