Congratulations to our student prize winners from the 2020 ISH vitual symposia!
Cristina Vasilița, from University „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” in Iași: A rare genus calls into question the morphological monotony of Trissolcus Ashmead.
Joint Second Prize:
Lucas Hearn, from Flinders University, South Australia: Temporal variation in parasite pressure: niche partitioning of seven parasitoids driven by host resource utilisation.
Ernesto Samacá, from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México: Systematics and evolution of different phytophagous strategies in Allorhogas (Braconidae: Doryctinae) and other gall-associated related genera
Jessica Awad, from State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart: The Perils of Platygaster
Marina Moser, from State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart: Ancient amber meets modern methods: Using micro-CT scanning to describe new species of Spalangiopelta from Baltic amber
Jonah Ulmer, from State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart: The Waterston’s Organ of Ceraphronidae: A morphological barcode to a cryptic taxon
In addition, we are setting up three online symposia for current ISH members, to take place live on 12 November in three time zones. Sessions will not be recorded, so get your coffee ready to attend as many talks as possible. There will be a student prize (with two runner up prizes) that will be judged across the whole symposia.
Australasia – Start Time: 10:00 am JST (UTC +9) Europe, Middle East, Africa – Start Time:10:00 am CET (UTC +1) North, Central, and South America – Start Time: 10:00 am CST (UTC -6)
Are you an ISH member, and a student or Early Career Professional or Researcher? Shelby Kilpatrick, the society student representative, would like you to complete a survey by Friday 5th June 2020, so that she can learn about your interests and how she can support them:
Miles Zhang, our Social Media Officer, has created a form for student and Early Career members who would like to be considered as a potential journal manuscript reviewers to sign up on: https://forms.gle/aUZDMw11GdtNhmms8. Please view the message at the top of the form for additional details. We hope that this form creates opportunities for our members!
For information: the International Congress of Entomology has been postponed until July 2021 (see information on https://ice2020helsinki.fi/). For people who intended to attend and present, note in particular that
* already accepted abstracts remain accepted, and can be freely edited by authors to reflect new research, until April 30, 2021. * submission deadline for new abstracts is extended until the end of February 2021.
Information on the ISH business meeting and symposium that was scheduled to take place during the Congress will be circulated at a later stage.
Applicants must register on Galaxie and upload their
documents online. No spontaneous application will be accepted, nor any paper
Please note that applicants must necessary bee already registered on the
qualification list of French lecturers (Maitres de Conférences) corps
The selection committees should be held between April and June 2020.
A post from our new newsletter Editor, Carly Tribull:
A lot of us use passive trapping, like Malaise Traps, and so get tons of Hymenoptera (and other insects) that sadly sit in catch-jars, never to be used. It would be nice if we could figure out a way of passing by-catch along from one hymenopterist to the next so that less specimens go to waste. I’m imagining a situation where you remove your study specimens first, then remove the remaining Hymenoptera and place them in a 25-30ml falcon tube (if I recall correctly, this is the cutoff for ‘small quantity exceptions’ for shipping specimens), and ship it to the first Hymenopterist in the migration chain. They take what they want, provide you with data/vouchers (as requested), and ship the tube on to the next person. Alternatively, if you want to skip the labor of picking out Hymenoptera, you can send all the by-catch (who knows, maybe the Hymenopterist works next to a Coleopterist?).
This will likely be impossible across international borders,
but I’m guessing we can figure out some neat domestic sharing. A lot of us
can’t afford to regularly travel to places like the CNC or other traditional
by-catch repositories, and it could be useful for folks who need super fresh
samples for DNA.
If you are interested in participating, please fill out the following Google Document spreadsheet here (you must be a member of ISH to view the page).