April 28, 2021 • Wednesday, 4pm Virtual American Entomological Society Meeting

Sujaya Rao, Ph.D., Entomology Department, University of Minnesota

Edible Insects: Western Taboo Food or Healthy, Eco-friendly Diet of the Future?

Worldwide, many cultures embrace entomophagy, the eating of insects. Grasshoppers, mealworms, giant water bugs, and many other insects are eaten out of choice, not as famine food in times of scarcity.  So, why haven’t western societies embraced entomophagy? And why should they? Sujaya Rao will share her perspectives, and leave you with ‘food for thought’, in lieu of food with bugs!

https://www.entomology.umn.edu/faculty-staff/sujaya-rao

We  will also Present the Calvert Awards for the best entomological science projects in the Philadelphia region – junior and high school students

April 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT (USA)

Zoom link will be emailed to members.

Stay tuned for our May Event …

Meetings are free and open to the public.

students and coworkers

March 24, 2021 • Wednesday, 4pm
Virtual American Entomological Society Meeting

Vaughn Shirey, PhD Student, The Ries Lab of Butterfly Informatics, Georgetown University, Department of Biology, Washington, D.C

Detecting Climate-Driven Macroscale Changes in Boreal and Tundra Butterfly Communities

Earth’s boreal and tundra regions are facing some of the most extreme climatic changes on the planet, yet our knowledge of insect biodiversity in this region is sparse. Here I use museum and community science observations to assess how threatened butterfly communities are responding to climate change within western subpolar North America over the past 5 decades. 

March 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT (USA)

Zoom link will be emailed to members.

Mark your calendar for our next meeting:
April 28, 2021, Calvert Awards, Virtual Meeting, 4:00 PM

Meetings are free and open to the public.

Tundra Butterfly

February 23, 2021, Wednesday, 4pm
Virtual American Entomological Society Meeting

Karen Poh, Penn State University, Postdoctoral Scholar

Parasite Hunters: Engaging the Hunting Community to Uncover the Status of Ticks, Deer Keds, and their Pathogens

The speaker, Karen Poh, Penn State University, Postdoctoral Scholar, will discuss the Parasite Hunter project, a community science project involving hunters to collect ticks and deer keds from hunter-harvested deer. The goal of this research is to protect hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts from vector-borne diseases by determining the distribution of ticks and deer keds on white-tailed deer, identifying the pathogens they may carry, and highlighting the tactics people take to prevent vector-borne diseases while outdoors.

February 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT (USA)

Zoom link will be emailed to members.

Mark your calendar for our next meeting:
March 24, 2021, virtual meeting, 4:00 PM

Meetings are free and open to the public.

Deer Tick and Ked

December 2, 2020, Wednesday, 4pm
Virtual American Entomological Society Meeting

Finding Our Way to Greener Pastures:
Successes and Challenges of Regal Fritillary Butterfly Conservation, Grassland Management, and Reintroductions

The speakers, Erika McKinney and Virginia Tilden will discuss the ongoing efforts in the conservation of the Regal Fritillary Butterfly in eastern North America, including reintroduction efforts.

December 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT (USA)

Zoom link will be emailed to members.

Mark your calendar for our next meeting:
February 23, 2021, virtual meeting, 4:00 PM

Meetings are free and open to the public.

Speyeria idalia

October 28, 2020, Wednesday, 4pm • Virtual American Entomological Society Meeting

Kelsey Fisher

Investigating Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) Movement Ecology to Inform Conservation Strategies

Kelsey E. Fisher,
Iowa State University
Department of Entomology – Ph.D. Candidate
Center for Communication Excellence (CCE) – Interdisciplinary Writing Consultant

View her paper here:
Employing Very High Frequency (VHF) Radio Telemetry to Recreate Monarch Butterfly Flight Paths

October 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT

Zoom link sent to members 24 hours in advance of meeting.

Mark your calendar for our next meeting:
December 2, 2020, virtual meeting, 4:00 PM

Meetings are free and open to the public.

Monarch butterfly with a 220 mg LB-2X radio telemetry transmitter

February 2020 Meeting

A Manatawny Creek stonefly nymph in the family Perlidae, 2018.

Stream Restoration in the Delaware Basin:
Insects as Bioindicators

Stefanie A. Kroll, Ph.D., Watershed Ecology Section Leader
Delaware River Watershed Initiative
Patrick Center for Environmental Research
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Assistant Research Professor
Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 7:00 PM

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia
Mezzanine, NW corner of Lobby, Mezzanine Level above Dinosaur Hall

Mark your calendar for our next meeting:
March 25, 2020, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia, 7:00 PM

Meetings are free and open to the public.