Upcoming Talk by Ellen C. Keaveny

Entomological Society of America On-Demand 10-Minute Session Available Wednesday, November 11, 2020 How does brood mass and worker number influence brood thermoregulation in the cold? Bumble bees generate heat with their flight muscles and shunt that heat from the thorax to the abdomen to incubate developing brood. Incubation temperature has been actively researched from the…

Upcoming Talk by Shayne Dodge

Entomological Society of America On-Demand 10-Minute Session Available Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Not just cold: Evidence of metabolic suppression during diapause in the bumble bee (Bombus impatiens) Bumble bees have an annual cycle in which colonies produce males and new queens in fall. Workers and males die, but mated queens seek underground sites to overwinter, emerging…

Upcoming Talk by Liz Cambron

Entomological Society of America On-Demand 10-Minute Poster Session Available Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Environmental impact on the insulin signaling pathway during overwintering: Part One early season diapausers Solitary bees like the alfalfa leafcutting bee (ALCB), Megachile rotundata, are agriculturally relevant pollinators of crops in the United States and Canada. However, ALCB populations are not sustainable…

Upcoming Poster Talk by Courtney Grula

Entomological Society of America On-Demand 10-Minute Poster Session Available Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Telomere dynamics during development and overwintering in solitary bees Adult insects have relatively short lifespans and show declines in performance with age, but the mechanisms that underlie these age-associated declines are not well understood. One mechanism that may be important are telomeres….