7/18 Butterfly Encounter
7/20 Andres Sandoval Mojica PhD defense
8/10 James Feston MS defense
8/27 Kevin Johnson seminar
9/2 Fall Picnic
9/3 Scott McArt seminar
9/7 Labor Day Holiday

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Jon Neal to present a Wednesdays in the Wild programNew

​J. Neal

Date Added: 7/6/2015
Rare butterfly1.jpgWednesdays in the Wild is a weekly program at the Lilly Nature Center/Celery Bog Nature Area on Lindberg Road in West Lafayette.  These programs are sponsored by Mary Cutler, Naturalist, Tippecanoe County Parks and Recreation Department; Dan Dunten, Stewardship Director, West Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department; Sycamore Audubon Society; West Central Chater of INPAWS (Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society); and NICHES Land Trust.
The July 15th program will be led by Jonathan Neal - he will give a brief indoor presentation on our local butterflies, followed by an outdoor butterfly identification walk.  This will be great preparatin for the Butterfly Encounter coming up on July 18th. 
For more information on Wednesdays in the Wild, see their web page at .

Lightningbug or Firefly?

​Tom Turpin
On Six Legs, 6/25/15

Illustration by Arwin Provonsha

Date Added: 6/30/2015

IFirefly_drawing200.jpgndiana warm summer nights that follow the summer solstice – the shortest night of the year and the official beginning of summer – mean it's prime time for aerial displays of luminescent insects. These insects are beetles that are classified scientifically in the insect family Lampyridae. 


Of course, few people use the term Lampyridae in reference to flashers of the insect type, except maybe an old entomologist or two. Most folks refer to the aerial showoffs by using a common name: either firefly or lightningbug.

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Queen Rearing Class a huge success

​K. Given

Date Added: 6/26/2015

2015 Queen Rearing Class.jpg

The Purdue Bee Laboratory held the Queen Rearing Class on June 20, 2015 with 29 students from six states participating!  This was the most "bee informed" group in the history of the class, so things progressed smoothly.  Participants finished transferring the 24-hour larvae to the queen cups in just over an hour.  The students had about 35% cell acceptance, and some will return this coming weekend to collect their 10-day queen cells.

Good job! 
Purdue shines at NCB-ESA

​B. York

Date Added: 6/25/2015

​Several graduate students and visiting scientists traveled to Manhattan, Kansas for the 2015 meeting of the North Central Branch of ESA.  The following awards were presented.


BS/MS Ten Minute Presentations P-IE: Bridget Blood - 3rd place. Title: Thousand cankers disease: attraction of Pityophthorus juglandis to volatiles associated with black walnut and Geosmithia morbida
PhD Poster Presentations PBT,SysEB, P-IE: Andres Sandoval-Mojica - 3rd place. Title: Determination and silencing optimization of the main components in the Reticulitermes flavipes peritrophic matrix [click Andres Sandoval for photo]NCB-ESA 2015 Linnaean Game Team.jpg
Linnaean Games: Purdue - 2nd place (Linnaean team pictured at right)
Triplehorn Challenge Pinning Competition: Yan Yan - 5th place [click Yan Yan for photo]
Student Travel Scholarhsips: Bridget Blood, Alexandra Duffy, Gabriel Hughes [click Alli Duffy and Gabriel Hughes for photos] 
Congratulations to all who competed!

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