Apr 162015
 

519th MONTHLY MEETING

April 17th, 2015

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All monthly meetings are open to the public. If you are interested in insects, please join us!
Members may bring exhibits for show-and-tell. If you have photos, video, or other media to share, please email the society.

This is our yearly student competition – featuring some of the brightest up-and-coming entomologists in Connecticut. Their talks will be judged, with prizes awarded to all participants. We are hoping for robust attendance, as these students have worked very hard to prepare, and deserve an attentive audience.

10 Minute talks:

Joseph DeSisto
University of Connecticut, undergraduate
Centipedes in the Mist: A New Species from Southern Appalachia

Kathryn Culhane
Yale University, undergraduate
Context dependence of lizard prey communities in the Greek Archipelago

Katie Taylor
University of Connecticut, PhD student
Testing for interspecific hybridization in wild Chrysoperla carnea group lacewings

Kevin Keegan
University of Connecticut, PhD student
Saving the Metalmark in CT

5 Minute talks:

Matthew Nochisaki
High school student
The Secret to Idolomantis

Gwen Antell
Yale University, undergraduate
Stone Flies and Rock Crawlers: Fossil Insects from the Eocene

Anna Sjodin
University of Connecticut, PhD student
The Bugs’ Bugs: Understanding the Role of Blood-Feeding Insect Diversity in Disease Transmission

Raymond Simpson
Yale University, PhD student
Memorable finds of the 2014 field season

Dinner

  • 6:00pm, Willington Pizza House (menu)
  • 25 River Road (Route 32), Willington, CT 06279 (map)

Meeting:

  • 7:30pm, University of Connecticut
  • Biology and Physics Building rm 130, 91 North Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT 06269 (map)
  • Please park in the lot near the visitor’s center (across from North Garage). Parking on the road, or in student lots near the dorms, risks getting a ticket.

Social gathering:

  • TBD

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