Welcome to the Department of Entomology at Virginia Tech

Our scientists explore the diversity, benefits and risks of insects everywhere, in our crops, forests, water and homes.  The Department’s work includes biomedical research on vector-borne diseases, description and discovery of new species, evaluation of water quality through the insects living there, pollinator biology, smart and sustainable management of pests wherever they occur, and more.  Extension programs deliver the latest developments across the commonwealth to protect human health and the environment.  The high-energy graduate student program is our education focus along with the expansion of a minor in Entomology open to undergraduates across the university. 


Are you thinking of studying Entomology at Virginia Tech?

Check out our programs, graduate or undergraduate.


Find out what is happening within our department and with entomology at Virginia Tech. 

Check out our archive.


Extension and outreach programs help educate the public on the impact of insects in Virginia.

Check out Hokie BugFest!

What's That Bug?

Want to know more about the insect you found?

Ask an expert! 

Also check out these fact sheets from our Insect ID Lab.

Departmental Outreach

Would you like to bring your school group to Entomology? We offer an outreach program.

Contact us to schedule.