Chair: Sue Blodgett

The Department of Entomology seeks to teach the study of insects, their life-cycles, and the practicalities in dealing with them, for use in the fields of business, industry, education, and public health. The study of entomology can be applied towards evolution and ecological sciences, and insects’ relationships with other organisms & humans, or towards an agricultural or horticultural focus, focusing more on pest-control and management.

The Department of Entomology was founded in 1975 as a result of the division of the Department of Zoology and Entomology.

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Browse the Entomology Collections:

Department of Entomology Newsletter

Entomology Creative Components

Entomology Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

Entomology Publications

Entomology Reports

Entomology Theses and Dissertations

Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium

Pollinator Working Group

Soybean Aphids Podcasts