Center for Pollinator Research
& Insect Biodiversity Center

Celebrating insect diversity in science and practice
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Featured News Stories

spotted lanternfly
Spotted Lanternfly Numbers Skyrocket
Lanternfly numbers skyrocketed in Allegheny County and in Dauphin County in Central Pennsylvania over the past year.
Winterizing Hives at the Arboretum at
Penn State

IBC Education Specialist Heather Desorcie reports on preparing bee hives for their first winter at the Pollinator and Bird Garden.
Sick insects stick to comfortable conditions
Infection with a fungus decreases the heat and cold tolerance of insects, influences insect behavior, study finds.

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PSU Entomology Department Seminar
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