Congratulations Students!

These graduate students received the following awards: Ivan Milosavljevic - H.S. Telford Entomology Scholarship Christine Ann Lynch - George Tamaki Memorial Scholarship Charlie Coslor - Louis W. Getzin Memorial Scholarship Click here to find out more about Endowments and Scholarships within the Department of Entomology. » More ...

Insect Flight Mill Video Now Available

December 2012, On Solid Ground You may remember the article about entomology graduate student Teah Smith’s insect flight mills research project in the October 10 issue of On Solid Ground (at http://bit.ly/flightmills). Now you can watch a video at http://bit.ly/VvisLq featuring Smith explaining her work and how it applies to growing tree fruit. » More ...

Healthy Bees

Nov 21, 2012, KING 5 News If anyone was going to find a way to save collapsing bee colonies, it was probably Eric Olson. "He's very passionate about bees," said Washington State University Professor Steven Sheppard, as he watched Olson busily navigate a fork lift. Olson is stacking his thousands of bee hives in a… » More ...

Emeritus Faculty Member Passes Away

Dear Colleagues,   It is with sadness that I pass along the news of the passing of one of our own, Dr. Bob Harwood. Among Bob's many accomplishments, he served as Chair of the WSU Department of Entomology from 1969-1980. Below is a copy of the obituary we received from his daughter, Jennifer.  Information regarding… » More ...

Automated Insect Traps Aim to Simplify Pest Detection

September 2012, On Solid Ground, by Bob Hoffman Insect traps can be an orchardist’s best friend, giving early notice of emerging threats to fruit. But they can also be a management headache. That is why Vince Jones, a scientist at the WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee, is cooperating with experts in… » More ...

Alkali Bee

August 6, 2012, Seattle Times, by Lynda V. Mapes Farmers worry that road project will turn productive bees into roadkill The world's largest managed population of native pollinators in Walla Walla County is in the path of a state road-construction project. TOUCHET, Walla Walla County — For decades, Mike Buckley has farmed his family place… » More ...

Life Histories – The Butterflies of Cascadia

Fall 2012 | Washington State Magazine | by Tim Steury James, a research entomologist at the Irrigated Tree Fruit Research Center in Prosser, has with coauthor David Nunnallee published Life Histories of Cascadia Butterflies (Oregon State University Press, 2011). It’s a unique and exhaustive documentary of the life cycles, from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis… » More ...

Newest Faculty Member

It is a pleasure to announce the Dr. David Crowder has accepted an offer to join the faculty of the Department of Entomology here at WSU. His primary assignments are in research and teaching. Dr. Crowder will begin his new duties on August 16. Congratulations David! » More ...

Insulin Signal Sensitivity

WSU News,  July 26, 2012 Pullman, WA PULLMAN, Wash. – In the animal kingdom, huge weapons such as elk antlers or ornaments like peacock feathers are sexy. Their extreme size attracts potential mates and warns away lesser rivals. Now researchers led by scientists at the University of Montana and Washington State University have discovered a… » More ...