ESA's 2005 submission site will be available May 10.
The deadline for ALL Ten-minute paper and Poster submissions is 11:59 PM EDT, June 20, 2005.
Papers and posters are being sought on the following topics:
A. Systematics, Morphology, and Evolution
B. Physiology, Biochemistry, Toxicology, and Molecular Biology
Ca. Biological Control
Cb. Apiculture and Social Insects
Cc. Insect Vectors in Relation to Plant Disease
Cd. Behavior and Ecology
Ce. Insect Pathology and Microbial Control
Cf. Quantitative Ecology
D. Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Ea. Regulatory and Extension Entomology - Extension
Eb. Regulatory and Extension Entomology - Regulatory
F. Crop Protection Entomology
Fa. Host Plant Resistance
Fb. Urban Entomology
(Please note, the abstract system will ask for specific parts of the abstract in an orderly fashion. You will not enter the entire abstract, as shown below, in any one text box.)
Life history and laboratory rearing of Pseudometapterus umbrosus (Heteroptera: Reduviidae) with descriptions of immature stages Jeffrey D. Bradshaw and John E. McPherson, Department of Zoology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901
The life history of the emesine reduviid Pseudometapterus umbrosus (Blatchley) was studied in southern Illinois from February 1999 to November 2000, and the immature stages were described. The bug also was reared from egg to adult under controlled laboratory conditions. This univoltine species occurred on the rock faces of sandstone bluffs often in association with plants and spider webs. Adults and nymphs preyed primarily on small flies. Adults overwintered within fallen leaves on the bluff outcroppings, emerged in early April, and began feeding and reproducing shortly thereafter. Eggs were found from early May to late October and were deposited on the leaves and stems of Heuchera parviflora Bartling. Nymphs were found from early June to early September. New adults appeared in mid-July and remained active until early October.