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'''Insect Systematics, Morphology, Evolution & Biology'''<br>
 
'''Insect Systematics, Morphology, Evolution & Biology'''<br>
 
'''Course #:''' EEB 5895 Section 028<br>
 
'''Course #:''' EEB 5895 Section 028<br>
'''Date/time:''' Mondays 12:20-1:20<br>
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'''Date/time:''' Mondays 12:00-1:00<br>
 
'''Location:''' TLS 471, the Wag Lab<br>
 
'''Location:''' TLS 471, the Wag Lab<br>
 
'''Contact:''' [mailto:david.wagner@uconn.edu David Wagner], [mailto:brigette.zacharczenko@gmail.com Brigette Zacharczenko]
 
'''Contact:''' [mailto:david.wagner@uconn.edu David Wagner], [mailto:brigette.zacharczenko@gmail.com Brigette Zacharczenko]
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==Schedule==
 
==Schedule==
 
===Announcements===
 
===Announcements===
*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
 
*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. [http://ctentsoc.org CT EntSoc]. The fee is $7 for students, $15 for non students, and you get a free hat.
 
*Join the Connecticut Entomological Society. Or else. [http://ctentsoc.org 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===
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===Presentation schedule Fall 2014===
 
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|September 9|| Everyone||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/waglab/Science-2010-Allmann-1075-8.pdf}}Insects Betray Themselves in Nature to Predators by Rapid Isomerization of Green Leaf Volatiles ||
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|September 8 || Dave Wagner || Hopkin's host selection principle <br> Monarch decline||  
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|September 16 ||Dave || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/waglab/2012%20Ganong%20et%20al%20APIS%20scanned%20pdf.pdf}}Girdling by notodontid caterpillars: distribution and occurrence|| [http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/the-first-gear-discovered-in-nature-15916433?click=pm_latest Bug Gears]
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|September 23 || Dave, Kyle||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/waglab/dyer95.pdf}}Tasty generalists and nasty specialists?|| {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/waglab/InvertebratesNews2.pdf}}Inverts in the news<br>[http://www.npr.org/2013/09/12/221636519/protein-in-tarantula-venom-could-be-used-as-insecticide Tarantula venom article]<br>[http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0073136 Tarantula venom paper]<br>[http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/10/why-genetically-modified-flies-dont-want-sex/ Fly sex article]<br>[http://www.pnas.org/content/110/37/E3526.short Fly sex paper]
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|September 15 || Joseph Desisto || ||  
 
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|September 30 || Juan, Ben North|| Re-read Dyer's paper<br>[http://news.psu.edu/story/286884/2013/09/09/research/microbes-help-beetles-defeat-plant-defenses Beetles and microbes] ||
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|September 22 || Tate Lavitt || ||  
 
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|October 7 || Dave|| [http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/9/4/20130161.abstract Hawkmoths produce anti-bat ultrasound] || [http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130919140742.htm GM Maize resistance]<br> [http://cuic.entomology.cornell.edu/insect_images/search Franclement's Larval Images]
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|October 14 || || || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/waglab/PhoebesAndDeer.pdf}}Phoebes And Deer
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===Lab Events===
 
===Lab Events===
*September 20 - CT EntSoc meeting, 6pm Willington Pizza, 7:30 talk at UConn, Sports Bar afterward
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*September 19, Connecticut Entomological Society meeting, 6pm dinner, 7:30pm meeting, UConn, Sam Jaffe
  
 
==Lepidoptera Family Lectures==
 
==Lepidoptera Family Lectures==

Latest revision as of 10:29, 29 September 2014

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Insect Systematics, Morphology, Evolution & Biology
Course #: EEB 5895 Section 028
Date/time: Mondays 12:00-1:00
Location: TLS 471, the Wag Lab
Contact: David Wagner, Brigette Zacharczenko

Contents

Purpose

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.

Format

  • 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

Requirements

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

Schedule

Announcements

  • Wags lab pinback buttons available
  • 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 2014

Date Name Paper and presentation Show-and-tell
September 8 Dave Wagner Hopkin's host selection principle
Monarch decline
September 15 Joseph Desisto
September 22 Tate Lavitt
September 29
October 6
October 13
October 20
October 27
November 3
November 10
November 17
November 24
December 1

Lab Events

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

Lepidoptera Family Lectures

Lepidoptera Family Lectures

Links

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

Photos

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