33 - Graduate Student TMP Competition: SysEB

Monday, November 17, 2014: 8:45 AM-12:30 PM
Portland Ballroom 255 (Oregon Convention Center)
Bryan N. Danforth
Richard Brown

8:45 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:48 AM
First description of the pupa of the biting midge Culicoides sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), vector of Bluetongue
Phillip Shults, Texas A&M University ; Art Borkent, Royal British Columbia Museum
9:00 AM
Parasitoid wasp ovipositor morphology (Ichneumonoidea)
Kyle Burks, Pennsylvania State University
9:24 AM
Microclimate and body size affect thermal tolerance among Neotropical army ants (Ecitoninae)
Kaitlin Baudier, Drexel University ; Sean O'Donnell, Drexel University
9:36 AM
Preliminary study of aposematic coloration and mid-dorsal abdominal glands in Pyrgomorphidae (Orthoptera: Caelifera)
Ricardo Mariño-Pérez, University of Central Florida ; Hojun Song, University of Central Florida
9:48 AM
The relationship between wing venation and wing patterning in Micropterigidae
Sandra Schachat, Mississippi State University ; Richard Brown, Mississippi State University
10:00 AM
Warning signals are seductive: Relative contributions of color and pattern to predator avoidance and mate attraction in Heliconius butterflies
Susan D. Finkbeiner, University of California ; Adriana D. Briscoe, University of California ; Robert Reed, Cornell University
10:12 AM
The detection of colors by red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta
Jason R. Carbaugh, Texas A&M University ; S. Bradleigh Vinson, Texas A&M University
10:24 AM
10:48 AM
Neotropical Meteorus Haliday (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): Current knowledge and ongoing research
Helmuth Aguirre-Fernandez, University of Wyoming ; Scott R. Shaw, University of Wyoming
11:00 AM
The importance of sampling intensity for documenting braconid wasp diversity
Katherine Nesheim, The Ohio State University ; Robert Kula, USDA - ARS
11:12 AM
Adult emergence phenology of nine endemic insects of the Monahans sandhills in western Texas
Samuel Discua Duarte, Texas Tech University ; Scott Longing, Texas Tech University ; James Cokendolpher, Museum of Texas Tech University ; Justin Scott, Texas Tech University
11:24 AM
Estimating the population density of American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) on the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant in southeastern Oklahoma
Kyle Risser, Oklahoma State University ; Kris Giles, Oklahoma State University ; Carmen Greenwood, Murray State University
11:36 AM
11:48 AM
The impact of an insect-themed environmental science course on undergraduate students' feelings about insects
Amanda R. Lorenz, Michigan State University ; Julie Libarkin, Michigan State University ; Gabriel Ording, Michigan State University