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===Presentation schedule Fall 2013===
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Insect Systematics, Morphology, Evolution & Biology
Course #: EEB 5895 Section 028
Date/time: Mondays 12:20-1:20
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



  • T-SHIRTS HAVE ARRIVED. There are two smalls left if you want to buy one, now $10 each. If we want more shirts the minimum order is 6 (but we'd need 10 to get the $15 price)
  • Wags lab pinback buttons available
  • If you bring an empty plastic peanut butter jar, I'll make you a cyanide killing jar.
  • 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.

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Presentation schedule Fall 2013

Date Name Paper and presentation Show-and-tell
September 9 Everyone Pdficon small.gifInsects Betray Themselves in Nature to Predators by Rapid Isomerization of Green Leaf Volatiles
September 16 Dave Pdficon small.gifGirdling by notodontid caterpillars: distribution and occurrence Bug Gears
September 23 Dave, Kyle Pdficon small.gifTasty generalists and nasty specialists? Pdficon small.gifInverts in the news
Tarantula venom article
Tarantula venom paper
Fly sex article
Fly sex paper
September 30 Juan, Ben North Re-read Dyer's paper
Beetles and microbes
October 7 Dave Hawkmoths produce anti-bat ultrasound GM Maize resistance
Franclement's Larval Images
October 14 Pdficon small.gifPhoebes And Deer
October 21
October 28
November 4
November 11
November 18
November 25
December 2
December 9

Lab Events

  • September 20 - CT EntSoc meeting, 6pm Willington Pizza, 7:30 talk at UConn, Sports Bar afterward

Lepidoptera Family Lectures

Lepidoptera Family Lectures


Lab member websites Entomology blogs Important resources Insect photography
Connecticut Entomological Society
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
Franclement's Larval Images


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