Oct 072015


October 16th, 2015

Wesleyan University
  • Dinner: 6:00 p.m. at Iguanas Ranas, 484 Main St, Middletown, CT 06459 (map)
  • Meeting: 7:30 p.m. at Wesleyan University, Shanklin Rm 201, 237 Church St, Middletown, CT 06459 (map)
I. Joseph Desisto
“Barberpole Grasshoppers, Blonde Tarantulas, and Other Delights from Arizona”
Joseph is a student at the University of Connecticut with a love for all things spineless, and a special interest in myriapods.

II. Katherine Taylor
“Lacewing Collecting in Oregon: Which, Where, and Why”
Katie is a UConn graduate student working with Charlie Henry.



III. Rob Clark
“Ants of the 2015 UConn Bioblitz”
Rob is a PhD candidate from Wesleyan University studying the food web ecology of ants, particularly how ants act as both predators and mutualists of insect herbivores.


IV. Ray Simpson
“2015 Field Collecting Season”
Ray is a fish phylogeneticist and taxonomist with a passion for insects.  His focus is on Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) and also some families of beetle (cicindelids and cerambycids).


V. Dr. Leonard Munstermann
“Asian Tropics are Insect Heaven”
Leonard is a Senior Research Scientist at the Yale School of Public Health and Head Curator of Entomology at the Yale Peabody Museum.


All monthly meetings are fee and open to the public, and members may bring exhibits for show-and-tell. If you have photos, video, or other media to share, please email the society. Those who have not yet paid 2015 dues will be able to do so at the meeting; the form and amount information are posted on our website membership page.

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