Social Insects and Pollinator Biology 


The LSU Department of entomology has several full time and adjunct faculty working in the area of social insects and pollinator biology.  Research projects include those studying termite biology and control, honey bee biology, genetics, and physiology, and the effects of pesticides on honey bees.

Relevant Courses

  • ENTM 4001 - Household and Structural Entomology
  • ENTM 4002 - Insect Biology (cross listed w BIOL)
  • ENTM 4011 - Biology and Management of the Honey Bee
  • ENTM 4016 - Introduction to Insect Physiology
  • ENTM 4100 - Insect Behavior
  • ENTM 7008 - Special Topics in Entomology
  • ENTM 7015 - Insect Pathology and Biological Control
  • ENTM 7017 - Introduction to Insecticide Toxicology


Kristen Healy
Studies the effects of pesticides on honey bees

Gregg Henderson
Urban entomology and formosan subterranean termites

Claudia Husseneder
Research on gut symbionts in termites

Jim Ottea
Insecticide Toxicology

Daniel Swale
Insect Physiology

Kate Aronstein (Adjunct)
Research Molecular Biologist, USDA Bee lab

Lanie Bourgeios (Adjunct)
USDA Bee lab

Robert Danka (Adjunct)
USDA Bee lab

Thomas Rinderer (Adjunct)
USDA Bee lab

Yu Cheng Zhu (Adjunct)
USDA -ARS, Research Entomologist