Center for Pollinator Research
& Insect Biodiversity Center

Celebrating insect diversity in science and practice
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Featured News Stories

Frost Entomological Museum secures competitive NSF grant, plans to expand storage

The growing need for a storage expansion was spurred by the creation of the Insect Biodiversity Center, which will undoubtedly inspire projects that will increase the abundance and diversity of insects to be stored and managed by the Frost.

Entomologist of the Month: April

Karl von Frisch is most famous for his discovery and interpretation of the honey bee dance language, for which he and his colleagues were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1973.

Lanternfly's attraction to vertical silhouettes could help monitor, trap it

Like moths to a flame, spotted lanternflies are visually drawn toward and seemingly captivated by vertical objects such as utility poles, a behavior that could be valuable in predicting where the pests might be heading, according to entomologists in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

Frost Entomological Museum’s Hexapod Haiku challenge is back!

Ever flip a log and watch millipedes scurry away? Or seen a bumble bee buzz a flower? Have you ever opened a bag of flour, only to discover it’s infested with tiny beetles? These moments are perfect inspirations for writing haiku.


Upcoming Seminars & Events

Penn State Extension Live Webinar (Tues Apr 6 @ 7:00PM)
Get on the Map! Support Our Pollinators and Certify Your Garden
By Lackawanna County Master Gardeners Judy Coleman and Michele Davis
The Pollinator Report Webinar Series (Thurs Apr 8 @ 9:00AM)
What's the buzz? Catching up with the latest native bee research
By Joe Wilson and Olivia Carril, co-authors of 'The Bees in Your Backyard'
SAFES Workshop Series: Catalyzing Your Research (Thurs Apr 8 @ 3:00PM)
Amplifying Your Impact
By Dan Azzara and Maria Spencer (Penn State)
Penn State Entomology Department Seminar (Fri Apr 9 @ 11:10AM)
Bees eat meat: New perspectives on bee-microbe symbioses
By Shawn Steffan, USDA-ARS, University of Wisconsin
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