Poster Presented by Matthew Tryc

Pollinators in the Chihuahuan Desert: Broadening Our Understanding Matthew Tryc is a Master’s student at New Mexico State University. He presented this poster at the Research and Creativity Week hosted by NMSU (11/2020). Matthew has several additional sampling dates worth of specimens to pin and sort, which will be followed by identifying the less obvious…

Poster Presented by Preetpal Singh

Entomological Society of America Diapause regulation by environmental cues in the alfalfa leafcutting bee, Megachile rotundata The alfalfa leafcutting bee, Megachile rotundata F. (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae), is an intensively managed and an important solitary pollinator for North American agriculture. M. rotundata undergoes facultative diapause in which early season progeny complete development to produce a second generation whereas…

Poster Presented by Claire Campion

Entomological Society of America Effects of cryopreservation on Bombus impatiens spermatozoa Bumblebee populations are increasingly under threat from urban and rural landscape changes, pesticides and pathogens, and climate change. Declines in population abundance and in spatial distribution has led to endangered species listing or petitions for multiple bumble bee species (e.g. B. affinis, B. terricola,…

Poster Presented by Kayla Earls

Entomological Society of America Mornings are for the bees: How microclimatic factors influence first flight Flight in insects may be limited by unfavorable environmental conditions that could have downstream effects on reproduction and pollination. Megachile rotundata is a managed solitary bee used across a range of latitudes. Primarily used for alfalfa, M. rotundata can pollinate…