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Join us for virtual Hokie BugFest 2021!

Check out the event for unique videos, activities, photos, and other bug-related programming. NEW this year is the Hokie BugFest 2021 Educator's Guide - a festival roadmap available to teachers, 4-H agents, and educators of all kinds to help make the event easier to use in the classroom and for other youth programming.

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From apiculture to agriculture, medicine to management,

Virginia Tech entomologists stand for education, innovation, discovery, and utilization

of one of the most diverse life science fields in the world.


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. 

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Are you thinking of studying at Virginia Tech?

Check out our graduate and undergraduate programs.

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Find out the latest news in VT Entomology. From departmental research to the latest happening in the insect world. 

Check out our news archive.

Outreach event

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

Check out Hokie BugFest!

Upcoming Seminar:

The Entomology Department seminar series will resume after the start of the spring semester in 2022.

Latest News:

What's That Bug? 

Want to know more about that insect you found?

Departmental Outreach

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently offering in person outreach events. However, we do have virtual options!

Entomology Seminar Series

Our department offers a weekly seminar each semester, on a variety of entomology topics. You can also check out our recordings of past seminars.

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