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  • Department of Entomology
    here in 1880 The department is part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Nearly 100 of our graduates find employment Pests of soybean their biology and management Common household pests horticulture garden pest management and plant diseases An outreach program developed to foster an appreciation of insects found in Iowa and throughout the world Identification images information for insects spiders their kin for the United States Canada Newsletter

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  • Contacting the Iowa State University Entomology Department | Department of Entomology
    in the ISU Entomology Department Contacting the Iowa State University Entomology Department For questions about our undergraduate program Russ Jurenka rjurenka iastate edu 515 294 1485 For questions about our graduate program Kelly Kyle kakyle iastate edu 515 294 7400 For questions about the Insect Zoo 515 294 4537 For questions about permission to reuse images from our website Image Usage Policy Page For insect identification questions If you are an Iowa resident contact Extension Entomology at 515 294 1101 or email insects iastate edu Iowa residents only If you are not an Iowa resident contact your local extension office or the entomology department nearest you Regrettably we do not have the resources to answer questions from those outside of Iowa Here are some options for finding insect related information on the internet search our website use the search box on this page search BugGuide net try the Entomology Index of Internet Resources search with a good search engine like Google Our mailing address Department of Entomology Insectary Building Iowa State University Ames IA 50011 3140 515 294 7400 Map View Larger Map Latest News Bryony Bonning is featured in Stories in Ag and Life Sciences Erin Hodgson has been

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  • Entomology at Iowa State University - Site Index
    America North Central Branch Image Usage Policy Insect Recipes Insect Zoo Integrated Pest Management Iowa Insect Information Pages Relating to Individual Organisms 17 Year Cicada These emerged in Iowa in 1997 Corn Rootworm Home Page Deer Tick Home Page and Iowa Lyme Disease Survey Emerald Ash Borer European Corn Borer Home Page Iowa Insect Information Lady Beetle Ladybug information and images Soybean Aphid Soybean Insects Mailing Lists BugNet Question Page

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  • The Iowa State Entomology Department | Department of Entomology
    Vision Statement Physical facilities The picturesque campus of Iowa State University is located in Ames The university has an enrollment of more than 25 000 students The campus is comprised of an abundance of high quality buildings and facilities that are easily accessible and available ranging from libraries fine arts performance venues athletics meeting and conference centers to molecular biology and other support research facilities The collection of entomology literature in the university s Parks Library is the third largest in the country after Harvard University and the University of California Berkeley The main entomology office is located in the Insectary Teaching facilities research laboratories and the Iowa State Insect Collection are located in the Science II building Newly installed computer teaching laboratories available on a walk in basis for both Macintosh and Windows users are conveniently located on second and fourth floors of Science II The Insectary provides offices for extension and research personnel and additional laboratories A research and teaching state of the art greenhouse has recently replaced the greenhouse facility next to the Insectary Entomology faculty of the USDA ARS Corn Insects Research Unit are located in the Genetics Laboratory near the Insectary The USDA ARS Plant Introduction Station in Ames also houses research facilities and faculty Degrees available The department offers B S M S and Ph D degrees The baccalaureate curriculum offers a major in entomology Our undergraduate degree provides a strong program in the biological sciences The graduate program confers majors in entomology or toxicology Graduate students may choose from the following areas of emphasis behavior biological control ecology economic entomology forest entomology insect genetics insecticide toxicology medical veterinary entomology molecular entomology morphology pathology pest management physiology plant resistance and systematics Entomology participates in the interdepartmental majors in ecology and evolutionary biology genetics and

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  • Careers | Department of Entomology
    to insects weeds or diseases Employers Heart of Iowa Co op Advanced Crop Management and others Requirement B S in Entomology Weed Science or Plant Pathology Urban Pest Control Control of insect problems is crucial to many types of institutions including hospitals schools universities hotels nursing homes and other governmental and private organizations Urban pest control is commonly carried out by private pest control operators Federal and State Military The Military employs and trains entomologists to protect troops from attack by insect pests especially ones transmitting infectious diseases Military facilities vehicles foods and uniforms also need protection from insect pests Employers Army Navy and Air Force Requirement Entomology at the B S M S and Ph D levels often degree is completed while serving Federal Research Laboratories Government research utilizes B S and M S technicians to help carry out important agricultural environmental and health research projects At the federal level research labs are present around the U S conducting a variety of entomology based studies Employers U S Department of Agriculture National Institutes of Health and U S Geological Survey Requirement Entomology at the B S M S and Ph D levels State Departments of Agriculture State agencies that have responsibility for oversight of agriculture and land stewardship employ entomologists to monitor for newly introduced species as well as train and educate pesticide applicators State Departments of Natural Resources Departments of Natural Resources are often concerned with invasive species including insects and other invertebrates They also focus on protection of natural resources such as forests lakes and rivers as well as the plants and wildlife that live there State County and City Departments of Health Public health pests are of concern to governmental agencies that are responsible for protecting people and companion animals Entomologists in these positions are often

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  • Entomology Courses | Department of Entomology
    to highlight the applied nature of insect ecology and its relationship to agriculture Ent 478 Global Protozoology Molecular Biology of Protozoa Dual listed with 578 Cross listed with V Pth 2 1 Cr 3 F Beetham Prereq Permission of instructor Analysis of cellular systems molecules and organelles of pathogenic protozoan parasites Emphasis is placed on processes and systems that are unique to protozoa are important to understanding vector parasite host biology ecology or are targets of disease prevention treatment programs for international disease control Nonmajor graduate credit Ent 482 X Ecosystem Service Management Dual listed with 582X cross listed with NREM F 2010 O Neal Tyndall The unification of agricultural and ecosystem processes results in increased productivity resilience and ecological conservation In this course you will learn about multi functional landscape management plans that will enhance agriculture and the environment This course will prepare you to make targeted land use recommendations and facilitate farmer utilization of federal funding programs Ent 490 Independent Study Cr arr Repeatable Prereq 15 credits in biological sciences junior or senior classification A maximum of 6 credits of Ent 490 may be used toward the total of 128 credits required for graduation E Research or work experience U Laboratory teaching experience For students registering to be undergraduate laboratory assistants Ent 493 Workshop on Insect Management Cr 1 SS Prereq 370 372 376 or 386 Holscher Insect recognition and sampling will be practiced in agricultural systems The applications of current pest management practices will be demonstrated in both crop and livestock systems Nonmajor graduate credit Courses primarily for graduate students open to qualified undergraduate students Ent 510 Insect Virus Interactions a Molecular Perspective Dual listed with 410 Cross listed with Micro 3 0 Cr 3 Alt F offered 2009 Prereq Permission of an instructor Bonning Bartholomay Overview of insect virus interactions including insect immunity to viruses genetic enhancement of viral insecticides transgenic mosquitoes disruption of virus transmission and the role of insect and virus genomics in combating viral disease of both human and agricultural importance Ent 511 Integrated Management of Tropical Crops Cross listed with Pl P Hort 3 0 Cr 3 Alt S offered 2011 Prereq Pl P 408 or 416 or Ent 370 or 376 or Hort 221 Gleason Lewis Nonnecke Applications of Integrated Crop Management principles including Plant Pathology Entomology and Horticulture to tropical cropping systems Familiarization with a variety of tropical agroecosystems and Costa Rican culture is followed by 10 day tour of Costa Rican agriculture during spring break then write up of individual projects Tour expenses paid by students Ent 525 Aquatic Insects Dual listed with 425 Cross listed with A Ecl 2 3 Cr 3 Alt S offered 2011 Prereq Biol 312 or equivalent Courtney Morphology ecology diversity and significance of aquatic insects with emphasis on the collection curation and identification of taxa in local streams and lakes Ent 530 Ecologically Based Pest Management Strategies Cross listed with Agron Pl P SusAg 3 0 Cr 3 Alt F offered 2010 Prereq

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  • Extension | Department of Entomology
    online Newsletters Integrated Crop Management Horticulture and Home Pest News Iowa Insect Information Iowa Insect Information Notes Insect Image Gallery Images of Nonpest Insects Information on Specific Pests Emerald Ash Borer European Corn Borer Soybean Aphid Insecticide Evaluation Reports 2005 present for Corn Rootworm Management Reports 2005 present for Soybean Aphid Management Pest Management Training Pest Management and the Environment Integrated Pest Management for Schools Videos and Podcasts BugCast with

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  • Faculty in the Entomology Department | Department of Entomology
    the ISU Entomology Department Faculty in the Entomology Department Lyric Bartholomay Medical Entomology Jeffrey Beetham Parasitology Sue Blodgett Department Chair Bryony C Bonning Physiology and Pathology Joel R Coats Toxicology Gregory W Courtney Systematics Jerald R DeWitt Extension Aaron Gassmann Integrated Pest Management Resistance Management Wilber D Guthrie Host Plant Resistance Professor emeritus Mary Harris Biological Control Elwood R Hart Forest Entomology professor emeritus Richard L Hellmich Ecology of Corn Insects Erin W Hodgson Extension Kenneth H Holscher Extension Russell A Jurenka Physiology Elliot Krafsur Genetics Medical Veterinary Entomology professor emeritus Donald R Lewis Extension Leslie C Lewis Pathogens professor emeritus Robert E Lewis Systematics professor emeritus Matt O Neal Ecology and Integrated Pest Management Larry P Pedigo Integrated Pest Management university professor emeritus Sharron Quisenberry Administration Marlin E Rice Extension and Integrated Pest Management collaborator Wayne A Rowley Medical Entomology professor emeritus Thomas W Sappington Insect Ecology William B Showers Insect Ecology professor emeritus Jon J Tollefson Integrated Pest Management Amy Toth Insect Sociogenomics John K VanDyk Distance Education Richard L Wilson Host Plant Resistance retired Wendy K Wintersteen Administration Latest News Bryony Bonning is featured in Stories in Ag and Life Sciences Erin Hodgson has been selected for

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