Mar 192017

534th Monthly Meeting

March 24th, 2017

University of Connecticut


All monthly meetings are open to the public. If you are interested in insects, please join us!
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  • 6:00 p.m. at Willington Pizza, 25 River Road (Route 32), Willington, CT 06279


  • 7:30pm, University of Connecticut
  • Biology and Physics Building room 130, 91 North Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT 06269
  • 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.



This month we will hear from students on their work with arthropods, from mites to moths. The current speaker list is as follows:




Christian Connors
University of Connecticut, undergraduate
Hitchhiker’s guide to phoretic mites: identification of insect-phoretic mites using DNA barcodes

Nicholas Russo
University of Connecticut, undergraduate
Avian spring migration as a dispersal mechanism for the hemlock woolly adelgid

Katherine Taylor
University of Connecticut, graduate student
Faking death: an adaptive strategy?




Matthew Nochisaki
High school student
Coevolution of angiosperms such as orchid flowers and moths in the Sphingidae family ensuring pollination and ecological success

Tanner Matson
University of Connecticut, graduate student
Unraveling chronic confusion: a revision of North American Lacturidae (Lepidoptera: Zygaenoidea)

Diler Haji
University of Connecticut, undergraduate
Growth and developmental timing in the evolution of periodical cicada life cycles




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