Banani Mondal

Banani Mondal is a PhD Candidate in bee metabolomics and lipidomics at the University of Wyoming. Banani is currently working on extracting bee sample metabolites in suitable solvents and doing analysis using the current GC-MS instrument in the lab. These samples will then be used for analysis on a new, high-resolution GC-MS instrument and results…

Upcoming Poster Talk by Julia Bowsher

Entomological Society of America St. Louis, Missouri The influence of nest cavity temperature on fitness and diapause incidence in the solitary bee Megachile rotundata Tuesday, November 19, 2019 America’s Center – Room 274 Temperature has non-linear effects on insect performance and can influence survival, body size, diapause incidence. Larvae of the solitary bee, Megachile rotundata,…

Upcoming Poster Session by Rikki Walter

Entomological Society of America St. Louis, Missouri Effects of caste on Critical PO2 and flight metabolic rate in the bumble bee, Bombus impatiens Poster #: D3102 Monday, November 18th, 9:00am-6:30pm America’s Center- Exhibit Hall 1 & 2 Bombus impatiens are a social bumble bee species used in commercial pollination. Bumble bee queens overwinter underground. Underground…

Upcoming Poster Session by Liz Cambron

Entomological Society of America St. Louis, Missouri New techniques for answering old questions: Measuring gene expression in diapausing Megachile rotundata Poster #: D3072 Monday, November 18th, 9:00am-6:30pm America’s Center- Exhibit Hall 1 & 2 The alfalfa leafcutting bee, Megachile rotundata, undergoes diapause to survive the winter. Diapause, a non-feeding state, limits energetic resources for metabolism….