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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.

  • A tribute to Barb Stinnett

    A tribute to Barb Stinnett

    Barb Stinnett passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014. A cherished member of the Department’s outreach efforts, we asked Gary Parsons to describe how Barb made a difference through her work with MSU Entomology, which is shared below. You can donate to the Bug House in Barb’s honor.

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  • McCullough in New York Times about ash forests after borers destroy them

    McCullough in New York Times about ash forests after borers destroy them

    Entomology Professor Deborah McCullough was quoted in a June 30, 2014, article in the New York Times about the future for ash forests. McCullough led a study of ash trees in in Lower Michigan that included checking the effects of the past severely cold winter on emerald ash borers. “We didn’t find a single dead larva,” she notes in commenting about the cold-hardiness of the pest.

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  • Dale Mutch awarded Sustainable Agriculture Hero Award

    Dale Mutch awarded Sustainable Agriculture Hero Award

    Dale Mutch has been selected by the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) to be a 2014 NCR-SARE Hero. This recognition honors the leadership, vision, contributions and impact made in the field of sustainable agriculture by those who have made lasting impacts to sustainability in the North Central Region and beyond.

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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.