Meetings/Events

April 24, 2024

April 24, 2024

Bee monitoring in Pennsylvania by community scientists: Comparing a collections-based program with iNaturalist. We established a community science monitoring program to assess bee biodiversity across the state of Pennsylvania (USA) using specimen collections with nets, blue vane traps, and bowl traps.

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Past Meetings & Events

March 27, 2024

March 27, 2024

If in the area, help us celebrate being back in person by attending the meeting at the Academy! Giant silkmoths (Saturniidae) are among the most beautiful and beloved insects. In eastern North America they are rare in cities even though potential host trees in cities...

February 28, 2024

February 28, 2024

The Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in China and is one of the most biodiverse places in the world. This presentation will highlight the drivers of bumblebee diversity and explain the unique ecosystems of wet meadows found high up in...

November 29, 2023

November 29, 2023

Xeric barrens, grasslands and woodlands in the northeast provide important habitat for native pollinators. The presentation will highlight several projects to document and monitor the moths & butterflies, bees, vegetation, and management of these unique habitats...

October 25, 2023

October 25, 2023

There are over 800 species of tick. In general, they come in two varieties:  hard ticks and soft ticks. Jim will discuss the different types of ticks, their biology and ecology as he takes us on a tour of his tick collecting adventures. A portion of the lecture will...

16th Annual Bug Fest 2023

16th Annual Bug Fest 2023

The American Entomological Society will once again be part of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University’s Bug Fest. AES will have a table in North American Hall where people can learn about the Society & sign up for Bug Walks…

April 26th, 2023

April 26th, 2023

AES members may recall Deborah Boerner Ein and her presentation in November 2021, when she offered a sneak peek of her Mary Treat biography, with a special emphasis on Treat’s entomological research and writings.

March 22nd, 2023

March 22nd, 2023

Guest Speaker: Kamila Kuabara
Lice (order Phthiraptera) are hemimetabolous insects that are distributed worldwide and have approximately 5,000 valid species divided in 4 suborders: Amblycera, Ischnocera, Rhynchophthirina, and Anoplura. They are permanent and obligate ectoparasites of birds and mammals, and their life cycle is completed on the host’s body.

February 22nd, 2023

February 22nd, 2023

This meeting will convene a panel of guest speakers to describe their research at the interface of music and entomology. Each panelist has focused on a different insect taxon (Orthoptera, Embioptera, and Isoptera) and taken a creative, musical approach to better understand insect behavior and ecology.

January 25th, 2023

January 25th, 2023

Twenty-first Century Entomology: Challenges and Promising Trends with author Eric Eaton.
Entomology has been of critical importance to humanity since at least the Agricultural Revolution. Today, we are faced with the continuing challenges of protecting public health and global food resources, while concurrently addressing a perceived decline in insect abundance and diversity.

December 14th, 2022

December 14th, 2022

This talk will offer some excerpts from the 2021 book by Rob Wiedenmann and J. Ray Fisher, as well as lessons learned during the process of writing and publishing the book. Insects are seldom mentioned in discussions of human history, yet they significantly shaped...

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