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Revision as of 18:06, 4 March 2013


Insect Systematics, Morphology, Evolution & Biology
Course #: EEB 5895 Section 028
Date/time: Mondays 12-1
Location: TLS 471, the Wag Lab
Contact: David Wagner, Brigette Zacharczenko


The Wag Lab meetings are open to graduate students, undergraduate students, employees, alumni and friends who are interested in entomology.
Our lab focuses mostly on Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, and Odonata, but our members have a variety of interests.
The main goals of these meetings are to:

  • Present papers and start discussion on relevant topics in entomology
  • Discuss general lab matters
  • Brainstorm research ideas and present results
  • Tell biology-related jokes

Lab members are encouraged to attend every lab meeting, read every paper, and come prepared with questions.
Entomology related show-and-tell is always welcome in the form of specimens (alive or dead), articles, books, or powerpoint presentations.


  • 10 minutes for lab matters and logistics for the week
  • 10 minutes show and tell, bugs in the news, and current events
  • 10 minutes for a mini student presentation
  • 25-30 minutes to discuss paper


All students taking this meeting for credit (and all others who wish to participate) should sign up to present a paper at least once per semester. The schedule below lists our meeting dates.

Email Brigette Zacharczenko to reserve your date -or-
Grad students may edit this page themselves
  • A few days before your date to present, email Brigette with a link or PDF for your paper (or upload it yourself)
  • Send any powerpoint files before or just after the lab meeting to be uploaded
  • Feel free to send Brigette links to interesting articles any time during the week
  • All uploaded files will be password protected



  • Vote for the t-shirt color you want! I will collect money soon. VOTE
  • We need empty plastic peanut butter jars!
  • Join the Connecticut Entomological Society. Or else. CT EntSoc. The fee is $7 for students, $15 for non students, and you get a free hat.

Presentation schedule

Date Name Paper and presentation Show-and-tell
January 28 David Wagner Pdficon small.gifLab Meeting 28 January Squeaking moth
February 4 Neil Schoppmann Pdficon small.gifDyer et al. 2007
Pdficon small.gifLab Meeting 4 February
Jewel Beetles
Moths in decline
February 11 WTF Evolution
February 18 Neil Schoppmann Pdficon small.gifNovotny 2006
February 25 Brigette Zacharczenko Pdficon small.gifCaterpillar foraging
Pdficon small.gifLab Meeting 25 February
Pdficon small.gifBrigette's Powerpoint
Arms Race
March 4 Benedict Gagliardi Pdficon small.gifHeinrich article
Pdficon small.gifNasty Host Hypothesis
March 11 Neil Schoppmann
Casey James
March 18
March 25
April 1
April 8
April 15
April 22
April 29
May 6

Lab Events

  • February 1: AMNH trip
  • February 15: CT EntSoc meeting at Wesleyan, Wag Lab vs. Singer Lab pool throwdown
  • February 23: Dave's caterpillar talk, Natural History Museum, 1pm

Lepidoptera Family Lectures

Lepidoptera Family Lectures


Lab member websites Entomology blogs Important resources Insect photography
Wagner Lab
Along the Airline
Arizona: Beetles Bugs Birds and more
Beetles in the Bush
Biodiversity in Focus
Caterpillar Eyespots
Fall to Climb
Lyman Entomological Museum
The Smaller Majority
The Dragonfly Woman
Moth Photographer's Group
Label Standards
Pdficon small.gifWag Lab email list
Igor Siwanowicz
Piotr Naskrecki
Sam Jaffe
Butterfly scales


Moth puddling
Hyalophora cecropia moths enjoying a private moment in the lab
Mustache Ride