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Melissa Sanchez Herrera and I are organizing a Sys-EB Section symposium for the 2019 EntSoc meeting in St. Louis, MO.
The symposium is entitled:
Bugs in Technicolor: How Color Research Advocates for Entomology
The reflection and emission of light from insect surfaces has both fascinated and inspired entomologists and the general public for centuries. The goal for our symposium is to provide a setting in which to discuss color research and its use in public outreach initiatives that aim to inspire insect curiosity and advocate for entomology. We have talks that will be given by entomologists from different continents / countries working on diverse, ingenuitive projects that incorporate insect coloration components including production, structures, perception and selection.
In addition to these talks, we intend to have an electronic exhibit of images, illustrations, and videos that fulfill these criteria and we are thus seeking submissions for this endeavor.
If you are interested in including an image please fill out the form below and upload your image / video!
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Andean Altitudinal Depressions Promote Color Polymorphism in the Spinybacked Spider. Fabian Salgado, Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia
Sex and Deception: Exploring The Role of Sensory Exploitation in the Courtship Display of the Pantropical Jumping Spider (Plexippus paykulli). Ellen Humbel, Rebecca T. Kimball and Lisa Taylor, Univ, of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Blood-Related Prey-Odor Primes Females to Attend to Red in Both Foraging and Mate Choice Contexts in a Mosquito-Specialist Jumping Spider. Lisa Taylor1, Fiona Cross1 and Robert Jackson2, 1Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2Univ. of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Caledonia
From Fulgorids to Football Helmets: Color and Vision in Insects for Science Outreach. Nathan Lord, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA
Cleaning up With Insect Outreach. Kendra Abbott, Univ. of Alabama Museums, Tuscaloosa, AL
Vibrant Coloration and Insect Galls. Carol Mapes, Kutztown Univ. of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA
Exhibit: Bugs in Technicolor
Color Change and Thermoregulation in the Blue-Fronted Dancer Damselfly (Odonata: Zygoptera). Amanda Whispell and Michael L. May, Rutgers, The State Univ. of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
Wing Color Evolution in a Highly Neotropical Polymorphic Damselfly. Melissa Sanchez Herrera, Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia
Continuous Variation of Scale Ultrastructure in Two Heliconius Mimics. Juan Enciso, Univ. of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Evolution on the Wing: The Elaborate Coloration of the Polythore Damselflies (Odonata: Zygoptera). Christopher Beatty1, Esther Appeal2, Paula Dieck2, Alexander Kovalev2, Melissa Sanchez Herrera3 and Stanislav Gorb4, 1Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY, 2Kiel Univ., Kiel, Germany, 3Rutgers, The State Univ. of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, 4Christian-Albrechts-Universitat, Kiel, Germany
Jewels of Iridescence: Mechanisms of Structural Color and Implications for Taxonomy. Able Chow, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA
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