The Department of Entomology and Acarology (LEA) is dedicated to undergraduate and graduate education, research and extension in the following specialties:
- Arthropod-plant-microbe Interactions
- Biological Control
- Chemical Ecology and Insect Behavior
- Forestry Entomology
- Insect Biology
- Insect Ecology
- Insect Vectors of Plant Pathogens
- Integrated Pest Management
- Integrated Pest Management Strategies
- Interactions in Insects
- Molecular Ecology of Arthropods
- Pathology and Arthropod-Microbe Interactions
- Pest Resistance Management Programs to Different Control Tactics
- Resistance of Plants to Insects
- Taxonomy and Bioecology
- Taxonomy of Insects of Agricultural Importance
In 1964, Prof. Dr. Domingos Galo assumed the Chair of Entomology creating the Department of Entomology. The union with the Department of Phytopathology originated the Department of Entomology, Phytopathology and Agricultural Zoology. The Department of Entomology and Acarology (LEA) resulted from the separation in 2009.
The Graduate Program in Entomology (PPG) was created by the Department of Entomology of ESALQ / USP in 1968, initially with the Master's degree and from 1972 with the Doctoral Degree, with the main objective being the training of human resources of High level for teaching and research in Agricultural Entomology, with emphasis on Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
The LEA is located in an area of approximately 30,000 m2, with approximately 4,500 m2 of built area, including classrooms, amphitheater and several laboratories. It also has its own experimental area for research and field demonstrations, as well as several weaving, greenhouses and a reference collection for taxonomic studies on insects and mites.
Prof. Dr. José Mauricio S. Bento - Head of Department
Prof. Dr. Fernando Luis Cônsoli - Alternate Head
Andrea Varella Sintoni - Secretary