World-wide impact on entomological research

For more than 125 years, the faculty members, staff and students in the Department of Entomology have been working to advance the field of insect biology and apply that knowledge to solve real-world problems and improve lives. We are committed to training the next generation of entomologists and disseminating our work through extension and outreach, and we are consistently ranked among the top programs for insect science in the world.

Our cutting-edge research is leading to a better understanding of insect biology and diversity, to improve human and animal health and increase the sustainability of our food production and ecosystems.

In addition, we actively work to make our department and the discipline of entomology diverse, equitable and inclusive. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about the department.

Latest entomology news & discoveries

Cornell University Insect Collection samples of the rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis), which in 2017 was named an endangered species and is believed no longer present in New York.

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A New York state survey, supported by Cornell bee experts, finds that more than half of important native pollinators may be at risk of disappearing from the state – potentially threatening crops, wildflowers and insect diversity.

  • Department of Entomology
  • Entomology
  • Pollinators
Cornell Cooperative Extension and New York State Integrated Pest Management are setting and monitoring traps at high traffic areas where the spotted lanternflies are most likely to appear.

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The devastating spotted lanternfly’s spread to upstate and western New York is not a matter of if, but when, experts say – and Cornell is a key player in helping slow the infestation.

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • New York State Integrated Pest Management
  • Department of Entomology