Extension Educator; Director, Insect Identification Lab
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Most Recent Publications
New Information about Lizard Beetles (Coleoptera: Erotylidae: Languria angustata (Beauvois, 1805) and Languria mozardi Latreille, 1807) in Pennsylvania
Michael J. Skvarla, John Tooker, Adriana Murillo-Williams, 2023, Coleopterists Bulletin on p. 28-31
Michael Skvarla, 2023, on p. 361-383
Chloe E. Roberts, Edwin R. Burgess, Taylor M. Miller, Anna Marie Wise, Cera J. Dickerson, Michael J. Skvarla, Andrew Y. Li, Erika T. Machtinger, 2022, Wildlife Society Bulletin
Rediscovery of Polystoechotes punctata (Fabricius, 1793) (Neuroptera: Ithonidae) in Eastern North America
Michael J. Skvarla, J. Ray Fisher, 2022, Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington on p. 332-345
First Record of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae: Acanthococcus lagerstroemiae) from Pennsylvania
Michael J. Skvarla, Scott A. Schneider, 2022, Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington on p. 862-868
Michael Skvarla, 2022,
Murder Hornet Mayhem: The Impact of the 2020 Giant Hornet Panic and COVID-19 Pandemic on Arthropod Identification Laboratories
Michael J. Skvarla, Matthew A. Bertone, Patrick J. Liesch, 2022, American Entomologist on p. 38-43
A quantitative method for collecting water mites in lotic, riffle-run habitats for water quality biomonitoring
Logan R. Stenger, Michael J. Skvarla, 2022, Acarologia on p. 621-636
David R. Coyle, Jamielee Adams, Erin Bullas-Appleton, Jennifer Llewellyn, Alexander Rimmer, Michael J. Skvarla, Sandy M. Smith, Juang Horng Chong, 2022, Journal of Integrated Pest Management
Hammerhead Flatworms and Other Land Planaria of Eastern North America
Michael Skvarla, 2022,
A review of Cunaxidae (Acariformes, Trombidiformes): Histories and diagnoses of subfamilies and genera, keys to world species, and some new locality records
Michael J. Skvarla, J. Ray Fisher, Ashley P.G. Dowling, 2014, ZooKeys on p. 1-103
Michael J. Skvarla, Jonathan L. Larson, J. Ray Fisher, Ashley P.G. Dowling, 2021, Annals of the Entomological Society of America on p. 27-47
A comparison of trapping techniques (Coleoptera: Carabidae, Buprestidae, Cerambycidae, and Curculionoidea excluding Scolytinae)
Michael J. Skvarla, Ashley P.G. Dowling, 2017, Journal of Insect Science
Catalogue of snout mites (Acariformes: Bdellidae) of the world
Fabio A. Hernandes, Michael J. Skvarla, J. Ray Fisher, Ashley P.G. Dowling, Ronald Ochoa, Edward A. Ueckermann, Gary R. Bauchan, 2016, Zootaxa on p. 1-83
Deer keds (Diptera: Hippoboscidae: Lipoptena and Neolipoptena) in the United States and Canada: New state and county records, pathogen records, and an illustrated key to species
Michael J. Skvarla, Erika T. Machtinger, 2019, Journal of Medical Entomology on p. 744-760
An Update to the Adventive Aphids (Hemiptera: Aphidoidea) of America North of Mexico, with Notes on Intercepted Species
Michael J. Skvarla, Susan E. Halbert, Robert G. Foottit, Andrew S. Jensen, Eric Maw, Gary L. Miller, 2017, Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington on p. 90-111
Revision of torrent mites (Parasitengona, Torrenticolidae, Torrenticola) of the United States and Canada: 90 descriptions, molecular phylogenetics, and a key to species
J. Ray Fisher, Danielle M. Fisher, Michael J. Skvarla, Whitney A. Nelson, Ashley P.G. Dowling, 2017, ZooKeys on p. 1-496
Terrestrial arthropods of Steel Creek, Buffalo National River, Arkansas. I. Select beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae, Carabidae, Cerambycidae, Curculionoidea excluding Scolytinae)
Michael Joseph Skvarla, Danielle M. Fisher, Kyle E. Schnepp, Ashley P.G. Dowling, 2015, Biodiversity Data Journal
Torrenticola trimaculata n. sp. (Parasitengona: Torrenticolidae), a three-spotted water mite from Eastern North America: Taxonomic history, species delimitation, and survey of external morphology
J. Ray Fisher, Danielle M. Fisher, Whitney A. Nelson, Joseph C. O’Neill, Michael J. Skvarla, Ron Ochoa, Gary R. Bauchan, Andrea J. Radwell, Ashley P.G. Dowling, 2015, Acarologia on p. 71-116
Two new species and eight new combinations of pulaeini berlese (Acari: Cunaxidae) from Iran, with key to species of lupaeus and pulaeus in the world
Saeid Paktinat-Saeij, Tatiane M.M.G. De Castro, Mohammad Bagheri, Michael Skvarla, Gilberto J. De Moraes, 2016, Systematic and Applied Acarology on p. 778-790
News Articles Featuring Michael Skvarla
Sep 05, 2023
Penn State’s Great Insect Fair returns to Snider Ag Arena on Sept. 30
Penn State’s 2023 Great Insect Fair will highlight the theme, “Bugs in the System,” focusing on the technology used in entomology. All are invited to attend the Great Insect Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Snider Agricultural Arena on the University Park campus.
Sep 01, 2023
Lancaster County beekeepers on alert as yellow-legged hornets appear in Georgia
The Georgia Department of Agriculture has confirmed the sighting of yellow-legged hornet, a threat to honeybee hives
Jul 27, 2023
Spider bites sleeping man's throat: 'I woke up choking and couldn't breathe'
Chris Cowsley woke up and found he was unable to breathe in the early hours of Sunday, 23 July. Later, he would learn that a spider had crawled down his throat while he was sleeping.
Jul 04, 2023
Stunning, Pink Grasshopper Spotted in a Welsh Garden: 'Vivid Color'
An expert says pink grasshoppers aren't quite as rare as they seem — and the genetic mutation can be spotted around the world
Jun 14, 2023
The Gypsy Moth Has a New Name, Could Do More Damage This Year
Here's what to do about those caterpillars devouring your trees.
May 02, 2023
The bite stops here: Fighting Lyme disease with prevention
As spring temperatures rise, many people will spend more time on outdoor activities, increasing their risk of encountering pathogen-carrying ticks.
Apr 26, 2023
How to Get Rid of Fungus Gnats in Your Houseplants
Got houseplants? Chances are you’ve got fungus gnats too. These teeny bugs are only about 1/16th of an inch long and often are seen flitting around near houseplants or in rooms where you have lots of greenery. Are they harming your plants? And how can you get rid of fungus gnats, anyway?
Mar 22, 2023
Fact check: Video shows flower clusters, not 'rain of worms'
A March 10 Instagram post displays a video of fuzzy, worm-like shapes covering cars and scattered along a street as people walk with umbrellas. "It literally rained worms in China," reads the overlaid text on the first image of the post.
Mar 13, 2023
What does Pittsburgh's mild winter mean for spring bugs?
On the calendar, it might technically be winter. In real life, Penn State assistant research professor Michael Skvarla just pulled a black-legged tick off his daughter about a week ago. That’s typically a spring and summer problem.
Mar 06, 2023
Penn State University researcher discovers bug dating back to Jurassic Period
Michael Skvarla is an assistant research professor who operates the Insect Identification Laboratory at Penn State University. Skvarla recently made national news for his discovery of a bug that hasn't been seen in Eastern North America for more than 50 years. He discovered a Giant Lacewing outside a Walmart in Arkansas in 2012.