The Moths of the Finger Lakes online talk

21 July 2020 Join us for an online presentation with Jason Dombroskie on the moths of the Finger Lakes Region of New York, USA. This intimate journey into the hidden lives of moths and their caterpillars will look at some of the amazing species in your backyard. Some of these moths take medicine to fight parasites, bubble poison from their … Read More

New paper on the effects of raindrops on insect wings

Raindrops pummel insects with incredible force and can cause some serious loss of heat through contact. Many insects though have superhydrophobic surfaces to shatter raindrops, thus dissipating the force and minimizing heat loss. Check out the amazing high speed photos of this in action in this press release and see the original paper.

Upcoming Public Events

05 May 2020, 19:30 Macnamara Field Naturalists’ Club Arnprior Curling Club, 15 Galvin Street, Arnprior, ON Not Just Bird Food, The Moths of Renfrew County This intimate journey into the hidden lives of moths and their caterpillars will look at some of the amazing species in your backyard. Some of these moths take medicine to fight parasites, bubble poison from … Read More

New paper sorting out unplaced Archipini and describing a new genus

Kyhl Austin and Jason Dombroskie wrote a short paper describing a new genus of Archipini and proposing several new combinations and synonymies in Archipini and Atteriini (Tortricidae). This paper tidies up a number of Archipini that were orphaned as unplaced Archipini and moves some of them to the tribe Atterini.

3rd Annual Postseason Wrap-up (02 November 2019)

A get together for lepidopterists both amateur and expert to discuss specimens and photos of undetermined species from the previous season. The Cornell University Insect Collection will be open and microscopes will be available. Parking should be free in the nearby Hoy Road Parking Garage. For those interested we will order pizza for lunch and go out for dinner afterwards. … Read More

2019 Microlepidoptera Field Course at Eagle Hill, Maine, USA

August 04 – 10, 2019 This lab-intensive course will systematically cover all of the families of the microlepidoptera from Micropterigidae to Mimallonidae in the United States and Canada. The focus will be on identification characters for each family and most of the major subfamilies and tribes through talks rich in photos and examination of specimens. Overall natural history will be … Read More

Roy H. Park Preserve Moth Night

25 May, 2019 [rain date 26 May, 2019] Bring a lawn chair, a head lamp, warm clothes, and a camera. Several lights will be set up for moth and other insect observation and we will discuss the identification and natural history of the species that come in. Leading this event will be Jason Dombroskie, Manager of the Cornell University Insect … Read More