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.
Past Meetings & Events
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
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
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...
October 26th, 2022
This talk will discuss the potential and limits of forensic entomology, focusing on the numerous ways that insects and arthropods can assist investigators during medico-legal examinations. It will also describe the current status of the discipline within the fields of...
September 28th, 2022
Applied Research Informing Resource Management in the National Park Service
Dr. Andrew P. Landsman, Resources Manager for the National Park Service, will present some of his recent research with arthropod communities and will describe how results inform broad resource management efforts in the NPS.
August 27 & 28, 2022
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University’s 15th Annual Bug Fest
Celebrating “Water Year” & aquatic insects & macroinvertebrates are highlighted. Insects from the Academy’s Entomology research collection & live invertebrates will be on display.
May 25th, 2022
Impacts of shared pollinators and community composition…
Guest Speaker: Dr. Gerard X. Smith
Exploring some of the consequences of plants’ reliance on shared pollinators on the structure of plant-pollinator interaction networks, the foraging decisions of pollinators, and the fitness outcomes of plant species…
April 27th, 2022
The Nature of Oaks
Guest Speaker: Dr. Doug Tallamy
Scary headlines about the decline of the natural world that serves as our life support have spurred homeowners across the country to take action by planting natives that will help reverse this trend…
At this meeting, we will also present the Calvert Awards
March 23rd, 2022
Wednesday, 4 pm EST
Guest Speaker: Julia Brokaw, PHD
Using emergence traps to study ground-nesting bees: insights from field experiments and advice for future research
February 23, 2022
Wednesday, 4 pm EST
Guest Speaker: Dr. Justin O. Schmidt
This presentation will highlight the beauty of stinging insects and how the pain of their stings has helped answer questions on how insects evolved into social colonies.