Past Meetings to be completed


  • #1097 Tuesday, October 10th, 2006Caddisflies of the St. Lawrence River: Fall and Rise of the Great SwarmsD. Bruce Conn, Berry College
  • #1098 Tuesday, November 14th, 2006Ecology and evolution of endemic Galapagos birds and their ectoparasites: A model for studying parasite diversificationDr. Noah K. Whiteman, Harvard University
  • #1099 Tuesday, December 12th, 2006Natal Habitat Use by Dragonflies Along an Urbanization Gradient in
    Rhode Island

    Maria Aliberti, University of Rhode Island

  • #1100 Tuesday, February 13th, 2007The intertwined populaton biology of symbiotic
    ants and plants in the Amazon

    Megan Frederickson, Harvard University

  • #1101 Tuesday, March 13th, 2007Astonishing Army Ants:
    The Most Important Predators in Neotropical Forests
    (DVD showing)

    Carl Rettenmeyer, University of Connecticut

  • #1102 Tuesday, April 10th, 2007Managing vector-borne diseases so as to minimize effects on
    nontarget insects

    Dr. Howie Ginsberg, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
    URI Dept. of Plant Science and Entomology

  • #1103 Tuesday, May 8th, 2007The Behavior of Leaf-Eating CaterpillarsBernd Heinrich


  • #1090 Tuesday, October 11th, 2005Boston Harbor Islands All Taxa Biotic InventoryJessica Rykken, Harvard University
  • #1091 Tuesday, November 8th, 2005The Smaller MajorityPiotr Naskrecki, Conservation International
  • #1092 Tuesday, December 13th, 2005Giant Lacewings of the EoceneBruce Archibald, Harvard University
  • #1093 Tuesday, February 14th, 2006Patterns of Herbivory in a Seasonal Old World Tropical ForestDavid Lohman, Harvard University
  • #1094 Tuesday, March 14th, 2006Recognition systems: kin and communication, mates and mobile homesPhilip T. B. Starks, Tufts Univerity
  • #1095 Tuesday, April 11th, 2006Dino Martins, Harvard University
  • #1096 Tuesday, May 9th, 2006Sebastián Vélez, Harvard University


  • #1082, 12 October 2004Electronic Field Guides: Tools for ConservationRobert Stevenson and Fred SaintOurs, U. Mass. Boston
  • #1083, 9 November 2004Evolutionary Ecology of the Crematogaster
    Macaranga – Coccid Symbiosis
    and an Ant’s-Eye View to Southeast Asian Rain Forest
    Swee Peck Quek , Harvard University
  • #1084, 14 December 2004Phelypera distigma: Adventures studying sociality in the
    world’s oddest weevil

    Jim DaCosta

  • #1085, 11 January 2005
    Landscape Ecology of Lyme Disease

    John Brownstein, Yale University

  • #1086, 8 February 2005Cognitive dissonance at the species boundary: A
    reductionist’s view of hybridization and differentiation in

    Adam Porter, U. Mass. Amherst

  • #1087, 8 March 2005
    Why are there so many insects in the Caribbean?

    Sebastián Vélez, Harvard University

  • #1088, 12 April 2005Infection Control in Group-living Animals:
    Insects as Model Systems in Socioecoimmunology

    James Traniello,
    Boston University

  • #1089, 10 May 2005
    Scramble competition and sexual
    selection in the crab spider, Misumena vatia

    Douglass Morse, Brown University


  • #1075, 14 October 2003
    Dracula Ant Relations and Implications for Systematics

    Corrie Saux

  • #1076, 11 November 2003The Evolutionary Effects of Specialization:
    Does specialization reduce effective population sizes in Crossidius
    species (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)?

    Chris Elzinga

  • #1077, 9 December 2003
    Little Known Fauna of West African Orthoptera

    Piotr Naskrecki

  • #1078, 13 January 2004Ant Taxonomy in the 21st CenturyStefan P. Cover
  • #1079, 9 March 2004
    Whale Lice: Looking at the phylogenetic and population-genetic
    relationships of right-whale cyamids to learn about the
    histories and behaviors of right whales

    Zofia Ada Kaliszewska

  • #1080, 13 April 2004Does karyotype diversification drive speciation in the genus
    Agrodiaetus (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)?

    Nikolai Kandul

  • #1081, 11 May 2004
    The Ant Genus Acropyga and the Evolution of Trophophoresy

    John LaPolla


  • #1074, 13 May 2003
    The Songs of the Lacewings: Their Role in Species

    Dr. Marta Wells, University of Connecticut and Yale University

    Also: Election of officers for 2003-2004

  • #1073, 8 April 2003The Contribution of Biological Assessment (especially of
    insects) to Biodiversity Conservation

    Leeanne E. Alonso, Ph.D.

    Director, Rapid Assessment Program, Conservation International

  • #1072, 11 March 2003Insects from 50 million years ago in western North America:
    strange . . .yet . . .oddly familiar . . .

    Bruce Archibald, Harvard University

  • #1071, 11 February 2003The Role of Cuticular Pheromones in
    Mediating Ant-Butterfly Symbioses:
    A Comparison of Herbivorous Australian Theclinae and
    Carnivorous Thai Miletinae

    David Lohman, Harvard University

  • #1070, 14 January 2003
    Can Insects Save Chimpanzees?

    A Biotic Rapid Assessment Survey in Guinea

    Piotr Naskrecki, Harvard University

  • #1069, 10 November 2002ON VHS:
    The 987th Cambridge Entomological Club Meeting:
    A 90th Birthday Salute to Frank M. Carpenter,
    with guest lecture by Edward O. Wilson
  • #1068, 8 October 2002Ant-termite Interactions in MadagascarDr. Gary Alpert,
    Harvard University


  • #1067, 14 May 2002From simple to complex and back again: The evolution of cricket

    Dr. Daniel Otte,
    Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia

  • #1066, 9 April 2002Insects, Taxonomy, and the All Species InitiativeE. O. Wilson, Harvard University
  • #1065, 12 March 2002
    Tripping the Light Fantastic –
    different approaches to insect photography

    Joe Warfel and Piotr Naskrecki

  • #1064, 12 February 2002Has Pleistocene Climate Change Driven the Differentiation of the
    Flightless Longhorn Cactus Beetle Moneilema appressum (Coleoptera:

    Christopher Smith, Harvard University

  • #1063, 15 January 2002Conserving Tropical Insect Communities at the Landscape Scale:
    The Promise of Vegetation Classifications and Remote Sensing
    Technology for Predicting the distribution of Insect

    Dr. Sacha Spector,
    American Museum of Natural History, New York

  • #1062, 11 December 2001
    The Mating Behavior of Dwarf Spiders
    (Family Linyphiidae)

    Dr. Robert Edwards, Ph.D.

  • #1061, 13 November 2001Biogeography and Molecular Characters Used to Distinguish between
    Ancient and Recent Associations of Bark Beetles (Coleoptera:
    Curculionidae: Scolytinae) with Their Host Plants

    Andrea Sequeira, Harvard University

  • #1060, 9 October 2001Phylogeny and Convergent Evolution in Crickets and other

    Manda Clair Jost, Harvard University


  • #1059, 8 May 2001Burying Beetle Natural History, Conservation, and
    Evolution (Coleoptera: Silphidae: Nicrophorus)

    Derek Sikes, University of Connecticut

  • #1058, 10 April 2001Vector-Borne Disease in a Changing New England
    Prof. Andrew Spielman, Harvard University School of Public
  • #1057, 13 March 2001The Australian Butterfly Fauna: Its
    Characteristics, Origin, Evolution and Larval Food Plant

    Michael Braby, visiting scholar at the Pierce Laboratory

  • #1056, 13 February 2001A Plethora of Insect Eggs
    (plus assorted other entomological images)

    Dan Perlman
  • #1055, 9 January 2001The Evolution of Silence – Multiple Origins and Losses of
    Stridulation in Katydids

    Piotr Naskrecki, Ph.D., Museum of Comparative
    Zoology, Harvard University

  • #1054, 12 December 2000
    Entomological Fun – Without a Ph.D.

    Mike Huben

  • #1053, 14 November 2000Life History Evolution in the Lycaenidae: Cradle-robbing,
    Meat-eating, Ant-loving Butterflies

    Professor Naomi E. Pierce, Museum of Comparative Zoology,
    Harvard University

  • #1052, 10 October 2001
    Allochronic Speciation and Reproductive Character Displacement in
    Periodical Cicadas (Magicicada spp.)

    Dr. John Cooley, University of Connecticut, Storrs


  • #1051, 9 May 2000
    Developing a long-term inventory of the
    insects of Haystack Mountain by the Cambridge Entomological Club

    Geoff Morse

  • #1050, 11 April 2000Polygyny in Paradise: The Invasion of Argentine Ants in

    Krista Ingram, Harvard University

  • #1049, 14 March 2000
    The Endemic Cave Crickets Of Madagascar

    Manda Jost, Harvard University

  • etc


See file


  • No minutes for October-March on file. Secretary: Jennifer Mills
  • #1034, 14 April 1998Vignettes of AustraliaJay Shetterly and Andre Mignault
  • #1035, 12 May 1998
    Why, How, and Where Insects Eat What They Eat

    Geoff Morse


No minutes on file. Secretary: Gary Alpert


Minutes provided by Mike Huben — thank you!

  • #1018, 12 March 1996
    Evolution and ecology of host affiliation in hummingbird flower

    Dr. Robert Colwell, University of Connecticut

  • #1017, 13 February 1996
    Diversification at the insect-plant interface

    Dr. Brian Farrell, Harvard University

  • #1016, 12 December 1995
    Industrial Melanism In Moths: Reassessing The Evidence

    Dr. Theodore Sargent, University of Massachussetts

  • #1015, November 1995
    Evolution and community structure in damselflies

    Mark McPeek, Dartmouth University

  • #1014, 10 October 1995
    Insect Macrophotography workshop

    Dave Wagner, Mark Moffett, Carl Rettenmeyer, and Mike Thomas


Minutes provided by Mike Huben — thank you!

  • #1013, 9 May 1995Stories From Afield: Rambles of a Tropical EntomologistMark Moffett, Harvard University
  • #1012, 11 April 1995
    What’s New at the Insect Zoo

    Nathan Erwin, Smithsonian Institution

  • #1011, 14 March 1995Invertebrate Conservation and Faunal Change on a New
    England Island: The Moths of Martha’s Vineyard

    Paul Goldstein, University of Connecticut

  • #1010, 14 February 1995
    Dialogues On The Phylogeny Of The Insect Orders

    Jim Carpenter and Ward Wheeler, American Museum of Natural History

  • #1009, 10 January 1995A Tent Caterpillar Primer: Ecology,
    Evolution, and Social Biology of Malacosoma Species.

    Jim Costa, MCZ, Harvard University

  • #1008, 13 December 1994
    Conflict and Cooperation among Burying Beetles

    Michelle Scott, University of New Hampshire

  • #1007, November 1994The Natural History and
    Phylogeny of Fungus-Growing Ants and their Fungi

    Ted Schultz, Cornell University

  • #1006, 11 October 1994
    Survival Tips For The Very Hungry Caterpillar:
    Natural History, Predation, and Evolution

    Dr. David Wagner, University of Connecticut


[Information transcribed from Psyche 101(1-2)]

#998: James Liebherr

#999: Rob DeSalle

#1000: Bert Holldobler

#1001: Phil DeVries

#1002: Rob Stevenson

#1003: Linda Rayor

#1004: Wendy Mechaber

#1005, 10 May 1994: Gabriela Chiavarria


[Information transcribed from Psyche 100(1-2)]

Gary Alpert

Carl Rettenmeyer

Ring Carde

Quentin Wheeler

Rich Pollack

Lou Roth

William L. Krinsky

James LLoyd


[Information transcribed from Psyche 99(4)]

Charles Remington

Thomas Eisner

Edward Wilson

Charles Henry

Floyd Werner

William Brown

Guy Bush

Stewart Peck