Iowa State University Insect Collection

The Iowa State Insect Collection (ISIC), which is housed in the Department of Entomology, Iowa State University, is the only major entomological collection in the state of Iowa. A primary source of insect specimens from prairie habitats of Iowa, and because of significant collections by H.H. Knight, J.A. Slater, and H.M Harris (Hemiptera), J.L. Laffoon and W.A. Rowley (Diptera), R.L. Lewis (Siphonaptera), and G W. Courtney (Diptera and aquatic insects).

Science-based effort to understand the decline in midwestern monarch populations.

The Soybean Entomology Lab is a diverse group of field entomologists, and combines research and extension programs from Drs. O'Neal and Hodgson. Together, they conduct studies to understand more about landscape ecology and IPM.

Current Job Opportunities

Job board managed by Iowa State University NREM Student Services. Includes many jobs in entomology.

Theses and dissertations from graduates of the Department of Entomology

The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic provides diagnosis of plant problems (plant diseases, insect damage, and assessment of herbicide damage) and the identification of insects and weeds from the field, garden, and home. The PIDC is a joint effort between Iowa State University Extension Plant Pathology, Entomology, Horticulture, and Agronomy.

An online resource devoted to North American insects, spiders and their kin, offering identification, images, and information.

Downloadable PDFs of publications on entomological subjects from the Entomology section of the Iowa State Digital Repository.

The Insect Zoo is an educational outreach endeavor of the Department of Entomology.

Pesticide Safety Education Program

Provides information about the environmental impact of pesticides. Includes information about training, worker protection standards and an application that aids in pesticide record keeping.

Emerald Ash Borer

Information about the emerald ash borer. Website includes resources, events, references, and management information.

Information about the European corn borer, including identification, management, and examples of crop damage.

Soybean Aphid Information

Listing of podcasts about soybean aphids, including population estimates and management methods. Website also contains resources about soybean aphids, including news releases, outside resources about soybean aphids, a soybean aphid seasonal activity timeline, and instructions for identification.

Listing of reports regarding the usage of insecticides on corn rootworm and other corn pests. Published annually.

Horticulture and Home Pest News

A newsletter that offers information and resources about gardening, pest population trends and management, and tree maintenance. Published bi-weekly.

Crop News - Integrated Crop Management (ICM) Newsletter

News and updates about crop management research, focused on pest management and crop diseases.