526th Monthly Meeting
March 25th, 2016
EPT (Mayflies, Stoneflies, Caddisflies) Taxonomy Workshop For Biomonitoring and Aquatic Biodiversity Surveys.
Location: Osborn Memorial Labs (OML). The building is on the corner of Sachem and Prospect; enter through the right-hand door (parallel Sachem St. (map). Parking in the outdoor lot near Ingall’s Rink or our usual lot near Klein Geology Lab.
Dinner will be provided free at 6:30 in OML (room 201), donations appreciated,
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in room 201, followed by the workshop in room 212.
Dues: Be sure to bring your completed dues form if you haven’t already, so that you can get one of our new EntSoc stickers!
Steven K. Burian Ph.D, Professor of Biology, Southern Connecticut State University.
The workshop will have 2 parts. The first part will be an update on taxonomic changes that have occurred concerning the primary taxonomic reference (An Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America, 4th ed. (2008)) concerning the Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, and Trichoptera keys to nymphs and larvae. The Second part of the workshop will be a hands-on opportunity for anyone who wants to examine representative families and genera of the immature mayflies, stoneflies, and caddisflies. In this part participants can select particular taxa from self-test study sets and spend some time learning to observe particularly difficult taxonomic characters or just see some unusual taxa. The focus of the hands-on session is to help people improve their confidence and competence in identifying families (and some genera) of these important aquatic orders.