Praying Mantises (Mantodea): Diversity of Form, Function, and Biology

Wednesday, December 15, 2010: 7:45 AM-11:50 AM
Garden Salon 2 (Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center)
Lawrence E. Hurd
Gavin Svenson
Frederick Prete
7:45 AM
Welcoming Remarks
8:10 AM
Evolution of the praying mantids: a morphological perspective
Frank Wieland, Pfalzmuseum für Naturkunde
8:30 AM
Evidence from male genitalic morphology on basal phylogenetic splitting events in Mantodea
Klaus-Dieter Klass, Senckenberg Natural History Collections
8:50 AM
The mantodean egg case: Utility as a taxonomic character and its functional diversity
Julio Rivera, Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola; Hiromi Yagui, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina
9:30 AM
Behavioral and morphological variation within the Mantodea
Michael R. Maxwell, National University
9:50 AM
10:05 AM
The mantis prey recognition algorithm: Species variations on a theme
Frederick Prete, Northeastern Illinois University; Salina Dominguez, Northeastern Illinois University; Justin Komito, Northeastern Illinois University; Robert Theis, Northeastern Illinois University; Jessica Dominguez, Northeastern Illinois University
10:25 AM
An auditory bicyclops: Two-eared mantises
David D. Yager, University of Maryland
10:45 AM
Ecological perspectives for mantis research
Lawrence E. Hurd, Washington & Lee University
11:45 AM
Concluding Remarks
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