Michael Skvarla

Extension Educator; Director, Insect Identification Lab

Huck Affiliations

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Mites Canada Coleoptera History Steel Mite Deer Traps Arthropods Biodiversity Methodology Cerambycidae Hippoboscidae World Mexico Trombidiformes Carabidae Buprestidae Buffaloes Scolytidae Diptera Acariformes Lipoptena Canopy Soil

Most Recent Publications

First Records of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae: Acanthococcus Lagerstroemiae) from New Jersey and New York

Michael J. Skvarla, Kevin D. Chase, Christopher B. Riley, Jeremy Slone, 2024, Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington on p. 428-432

First Modern Record of a Giant Lacewing (Neuroptera: Ithonidae: Polystoechotes punctata (Fabricius, 1793)) from Texas

Michael J. Skvarla, John D. Oswald, Mark A. Janowiecki, 2024, Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington on p. 285-290

Diversity of Arthropods that Visit Xyris spp. (Xyridaceae): New Observations from Guyana

Terry J. Torres-Cruz, Lauren A. Ré, Jack R. Johnson, David M. Geiser, Michael J. Skvarla, 2024, Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington on p. 246-255

Logan R. Stenger, Francesca M. Ferguson, Michael Skvarla, 2024, Acarologia on p. 146-163

External parasites of Pennsylvania deer

Michael Skvarla, 2024,

Entomologists Require Ethical Guidance for Compassionate Management of Delusional Parasitosis Cases

Kathleen Murphy-Hollies, Michael Skvarla, Robin Verble, 2024, American Entomologist on p. 44-48

Michael J. Skvarla, John Tooker, Adriana Murillo-Williams, 2023, Coleopterists Bulletin on p. 28-31

Superfamily Chrysidoidea

Michael Skvarla, 2023, on p. 361-383

Michael Skvarla, 2023,

Most-Cited Papers

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

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

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

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

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

News Articles Featuring Michael Skvarla

The Cicadapocalypse is nigh. 7 cicada facts to know before it hits.

Periodical cicadas are getting ready to emerge from underground in a rare double emergence event

Yellow-eyed grasses may have more insect visitors than previously thought

Scientists previously believed that a family of flowering plants called yellow-eyed grasses didn’t attract many insect visitors, but the recent discovery of a fungus that hijacks the plant and forms fungal “pseudoflowers” has researchers rethinking this assumption.

9-year-old Arkansas girl catches rare pink grasshopper, names it Millie

A pink grasshopper, a rare find, was found in Benton, Arkansas

Too warm: Plants, insects, people likely to pay the price for warm winters

A harmless to humans bug was found that slowly kills evergreens in Pennsylvania

These 6 U.S. Cities Are Crawling With Bedbugs — Again

These metro areas had the most bedbug problems last year — and the year before — judging by pest control data

Should I Be Concerned about Christmas Tree Bugs (And How Do I Get Rid of Them?)

What to do about bugs on your Christmas tree

College of Ag Sciences recognizes faculty, staff for research achievements

Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences lauded outstanding accomplishments in research during the 2023 Research Awards Ceremony, held Nov. 1 at the Hintz Family Alumni Center on the University Park campus.

Could Paris bedbugs come to Philly? Sure, but that’s assuming we don’t already have them.

Philly’s in the top three of most bedbug-infested cities in the U.S.

Which Pennsylvania spiders are dangerous to humans? How to identify and avoid them Read more at: https://www.centredaily.com/news/state/pennsylvania/article280597534.html#storylink=cpy

Very few spider species pose a direct threat to humans -- Spider bites are rare, and medically significant incidents are even less common

Does the Viral Paper Bag Wasp Deterrent Trick Really Work?

Michael Skvarla talks about the viral TikTok trend about getting wasps to leave