Entomology News

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Mosquitoes are appearing earlier than normal this year. University of Kentucky entomologists encourage Kentuckians to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites on themselves and their pets.

“Mosquitoes breed in standing water. The recent rains we have had, coupled with the upcoming warm weather, may help them get off to a strong start,” said Grayson Brown, entomologist in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

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When University of Kentucky entomologist Mike Sharkey identified 10 new genera of parasitoid wasps, he had more than just naming rights. He had a way to motivate students.

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