December 15, 2021 • Wednesday, 4pm •

American Entomological Society Webinar

Mortal combat between ants and caterpillars: an ominous threat to the endangered Schaus’ swallowtail butterfly in the Florida Keys, USA

Dr. Jaeson Clayborn

Assistant Professor of Biology, Miami Dade College Padrón Campus

http://www.jaesonclayborn.com/

Past Meetings

November 17, 2021 • Wednesday, 4pm •

Virtual American Entomological Society Meeting

Entomologist Mary Treat (1830-1923)

Mary Treat: Entomologist Extraordinaire

Writer Deborah Boerner Ein offers a sneak peek at her Mary Treat biography, Dear Mrs. Treat: Life and Letters of a 19th Century Scientist, with a special emphasis on Treat’s entomological research and writings. Mary Treat corresponded with Charles Darwin as they both studied insectivorous plants, but her correspondence with entomologists—Benjamin D. Walsh, Charles V. Riley, Auguste Forel, Henry McCook, and others—gives us a broader, more accurate view of Mary Treat’s life and work in the natural sciences.

Ant specimens named in honor of Mary Treat

November 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST (USA)

Zoom link will be emailed to members.

Meetings are free and open to the public.

 

October 27, 2021 • Wednesday, 4pm •
Virtual American Entomological Society Meeting

Dr. Michelle Duennes, Assistant Professor of Biology, St. Vincent College

https://maduennes.wordpress.com/

Using molecular tools to understand how environmental stressors impact bumble bees

Poor nutrition due to a lack of floral resources, pesticide exposure, and climate change all have direct effects on the health, stability, and fitness of bumble bees. This talk will discuss how Dr. Michelle Duennes and colleagues have used and are using -omics approaches to understand how these factors work individually and synergistically to affect bumble bee health at the individual level via laboratory manipulations and at the population level through wild bumble bees in the Sierra Nevada.

June 23, 2021 • Wednesday, 4pm •
Virtual American Entomological Society Seminar

https://www.westfield.ma.edu/academics/biology-department/kathryn-weglarz

May 26, 2021 • Wednesday, 4pm •
Virtual American Entomological Society Seminar

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

Employing Very High Frequency (VHF) Radio Telemetry to Recreate Monarch Butterfly Flight Paths

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