Poster Presented by Claire Campion

Entomological Society of America Click HERE and search for ‘Campion’ to access the session 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…

Poster Presented by Kayla Earls

Entomological Society of America Click HERE and search for ‘Earls’ to access the session 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…

Poster Presented by Ethan Rowe

Entomological Society of America Click HERE and search for ‘Rowe’ to access the session Behavioral predictors of and effects of parasites on colony initiation in bumble bees Colony initiation is a key stage in the life cycle of many social insects. Bumble bees have an annual life cycle in which only queens overwinter and then…

Poster Presented by Megan Dillon

Entomological Society of America Click HERE and search for ‘Dillon’ to access the session Thermoregulatory responses to diapause induction cues vary with caste and life stage in bumblebees New bumblebee queens emerge in late summer and early autumn and are the only members of their natal colonies to survive through winter. Thus, winter survival of new…