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Welcome to the World of Entomology

For up to date information on a current issue in entomology, see the Current Topics listed below. Because UW is a leading developer of grasshopper management strategies, follow the Grasshoppers link to find out more about this important insect. West Nile Virus is a subject on a lot of people's minds, and the Mosquitoes link will provide detailed news on the entomological aspect of this issue. If you've found a bug in your home and would like to know what it is, follow the Insects in the Home link. Use the Insects in the Garden link if you have a bug problem on any plants around your home. To learn more about insect pests on the farm or ranch, including crop protection, try Insects on the Farm.  Insect Identification will give you the chance to submit a specimen for analysis (find the Insect Submission Form here).  Publications and Bulletins includes a comprehensive listing of extension entomology works, many accessible in electronic format and/or available for purchase. In order to find who's on the job in extension entomology, including contact information for your county extension agent, Contact Personnel link. 

Current Topics

Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus in Wyoming


The Culex tarsalis mosquito is the primary vector of West Nile Virus to humans in the western US.Learn More


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