Entomology Meeting

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Insect Systematics, Morphology, Evolution & Biology
Course #: EEB 5895 Section 028
Date/time: Fridays 10:15-11:15
Location: TLS 313
Contact: David Wagner, Brigette Zacharczenko
Course page uploads: Benedict Gagliardi


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 Benedict Gagliardi to reserve your date -or-
Grad students may edit this page themselves
  • A few days before your date to present, email Ben 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 Ben links to interesting articles any time during the week
  • All uploaded files will be password protected



  • Join the Connecticut Entomological Society. Or else. CT EntSoc. The fee is $7 for students, $15 for non students. Also there are still calendars available to purchase.

Presentation schedule Fall 2014

Date Name Paper and presentation Show-and-tell
January 23 Dave & Ben Non-floral sugar resources of Hairstreaks
January 30 Joe Medwid Increasing morphological complexity in multiple parallel lineages of the Crustacea [1] Joe Desisto - EntSoc Centipede talk
February 6 Insect News and Morphology speed talks Stan: Spiders [2], [3], Kevin: Ants 'n Flies [4], Katie [Spermatophores], Charlie ["Singing From the Grave"], Joe Desisto [Myriapod Eyes]
February 13
February 20
February 27
March 6
March 13
March 27
April 3
April 10
April 17
April 24
May 1

Lab Events

  • September 19, Connecticut Entomological Society meeting, 6pm dinner, 7:30pm meeting, UConn, Sam Jaffe

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