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Iowa State Entomology Club

The entomology club represents persons who have an interest in insects. Members need not have an entomology background. Members gain experience with insects, and knowledge of the insect world and their influence on ours. We also have a lot of fun!

Annual Trip

Involvement is rewarded each year by an educational, but fun trip. For example, we have headed south to Texas where we hooked up with Texas A&M Entomology folks and collecting insects along the way.

Insect Horror Film Festival

Every fall the Entomology Club hosts the Insect Horror Film Festival featuring gourmet insect tasting, live insect displays, a butterfly house, informational displays, and a classic insect movie to end the night.


VEISHEA is Iowa State's annual celebration of education and entertainment. During VEISHEA, the Entomology Club will have a display for the public. There will be fun for the whole family with cockroach races, a craft for children and informational displays for adults. Find out what current research is going on within the department! For more information, see what happened at a previous VEISHEA!

Summer Events

During the summer, club members enjoy beekeeping, butterfly monitoring and laboratory experiences.


Entomology club meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the lounge area of Science II. Special meetings are arranged when major activities require more discussion. Everyone is welcome to attend!

If you want more information about the Entomology Club, contact Kelly Kyle.

Photo Album

Some pictures of our illustrious members at work!

The faculty advisor for the club is Dr. Joel Coats.

© 2004 Iowa State University Entomology Department. Last modified 4/14/04 by John VanDyk.