Author Archives: Carolyn Trietsch

Natural History Observations: Wasps on Red Maple

While kayaking in Holland, Massachusetts, I paddled under the branches of a tree that had fallen into the river, and realized too late that it was completely covered in wasps. I made it through unstung, but paddled back for a … Continue reading

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2018 Entomological Collections Management Workshop in San Francisco, California

Last week, I attended the 2018 Entomological Collections Management Workshop, held at the California Academy of Sciences (CAS) in San Francisco, California. This was an intensive 4-day workshop run by the Entomological Collections Network (ECN) aimed at educating and training … Continue reading

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Parasites or Hitchhikers? Mites Found on Ceraphronoids

Ceraphronoidea is a superfamily of parasitoid wasps that occurs worldwide, yet little is known about the life history of this group. The superfamily includes both ecto- and endoparasitoids, sometimes within the same genus (e.g. Dendrocerus)1,2,3. Though ceraphronoids have been reported … Continue reading

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ESA Eastern Branch Meeting

Last weekend, I traveled to Annapolis, MD, to attend the 89th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America (ESA). This was my first time attending this meeting and my first time being in Annapolis, which … Continue reading

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Happy 209th Birthday, Darwin!

Charles Darwin was born on February 12th, 1809. Last year, I had the pleasure of taking a class taught by Benoît Dayrat focused solely on reading and discussion Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species”, which I would like to discuss … Continue reading

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