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.
Presentation schedule Fall 2013
|Date||Name||Paper and presentation||Show-and-tell|
|September 9||Everyone||Insects Betray Themselves in Nature to Predators by Rapid Isomerization of Green Leaf Volatiles|
|September 16||Dave||Girdling by notodontid caterpillars: distribution and occurrence||Bug Gears|
|September 23||Dave, Kyle||Tasty generalists and nasty specialists?|| Inverts 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|
|October 14||Phoebes And Deer|
- 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|
Along the Airline
| Arizona: Beetles Bugs Birds and more
Beetles in the Bush
Biodiversity in Focus
Fall to Climb
Lyman Entomological Museum
The Smaller Majority
The Dragonfly Woman
Moth Photographer's Group
Wag Lab email list