Taylor Hatcher

“Pursue what you love even if it takes a lot of time, you are going to be living through those years anyway, you might as well spend them working towards the things you want and love in life.” Taylor Hatcher is an undergraduate researcher at the University of Wyoming in the Dillon Lab.  Her expertise is…

Environmental impacts on diapause and survival of the alfalfa leafcutting bee, Megachile rotundata

Elisabeth S. Wilson, Claire E. Murphy, Covey Wong, Joseph P Rinehart, George D. Yocum, Julia H Bowsher Published: August 3, 2021 Abstract Megachile rotundata exhibits a facultative prepupal diapause but the cues regulating diapause initiation are not well understood. Possible cues include daylength and temperature. Megachile rotundata females experience changing daylengths over the nesting season…

Body size allometry impacts flight-related morphology and metabolic rates in the solitary bee Megachile rotundata

Courtney C. Grula, Joseph P Rinehart, Kendra J Greenlee, Julia H Bowsher Journal of Insect Science, Volume 133, August–September 2021 Abstract Body size is related to many aspects of life history, including foraging distance and pollination efficiency. In solitary bees, manipulating the amount of larval diet produces intraspecific differences in adult body size. The goal…

Body and Wing Allometries Reveal Flight-Fecundity Tradeoff in Response to Larval Provisioning in Osmia lignaria (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)

Bryan R Helm, Maxwell A Baldwin, Joseph P Rinehart, George D Yocum, Kendra J Greenlee, Julia H Bowsher Journal of Insect Science, Volume 21, Issue 3, May 2021, 11 Abstract Variation in body size has important implications for physical performance and fitness. For insects, adult size and morphology are determined by larval growth and metamorphosis….