Entomology Games

The Entomology Games Committee is organizing a virtual entomology quiz competition, to be held two weeks before the annual meeting. This virtual game will be open to everyone (students, staff, faculty, etc.) that did not qualify to play in this year’s National Entomology Games in Denver. Players can compete individually or as a team. A link to the quiz will be provided on Monday October 18, and players will have until Wednesday October 20 to submit their answers. A live Zoom event will be held on Thursday October 21 to announce the results and celebrate the winners. Further information on the rules, and on how to sign up, will be provided in the coming weeks.

The Entomology Games is a college-bowl-style contest in which student teams from competing universities test their entomological knowledge by answering questions on insect science.

This year’s Entomology Games seek to ensure a fair, fun competition for all participants and an enjoyable event for virtual attendees! The ESA Entomology Games Committee has been adaptable and creative to develop the guidelines for our annual competition. Some aspects of the competition will feel familiar, but some will be quite different than the in-person competition. A single preliminary round with all teams competing will be conducted. The teams advancing from the preliminary round will compete in a final, synchronous round that will be showcased during the virtual ESA Meeting.



Previous Games videos are available here.

2020 Results and Previous Winners

Congratulations to Auburn University, winners of the 2020 Entomology Games. Below are results of the championship round, conducted in a virtual format during the Entomology 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting.

Place Team Score (out of 40)
1 Auburn University 27*
2 Boiler Bugs (Purdue University) 27
3 Oklahoma State University Team 1 25
4 Gainesville Grasshoppers (University of Florida) 25
5 Arkansas Razorbugs 25
6 Texas A&M Team 1 25
7 Rutgers Graduate 24
8 The Ohio State University 22
9 Texas A&M Team A 21
10 North Carolina State University 21
11 University of California, Davis 20
12 Checkerspots (University of Maryland) 19
13 "It's Getting Hot in Here, So Take Off All Your Molts!" 16
14 Nebraska BugEaters 16
*won via tiebreaker

See the full list of past ESA Entomology Games results.