SOLA Scarab Workers Symposium 2003




Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting
Cincinnati, Ohio
Sunday, 26 October 2003


1:00 Introduction. Andrew Smith, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1:05 Scarabaeoid higher phylogeny inferred from ribosomal DNA sequence data: Strong evidence for some interesting patterns, and many more questions to pursue. Dave Hawks and John Heraty, University of California - Riverside

1:35 Molecular phylogenetics research on phytophagous scarabs: tales of paraphyletic tribes and unanticipated lineages. Andrew Smith, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1:55 Pest scarabs of North and Central America. Ron Cave, University of Florida

2:15 Lucanid classification: history, problems, and prospects. Matt Paulsen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2:35 Break

2:50 Oak barrens, pocket gophers, and the scarabaeoids who love them. Nadine Kriska, University of Wisconsin- Madison

3:10 A review of the tribes of New World Melolonthinae. Art Evans, Richmond, VA

3:30 What’s in and what’s out of the Macrodactylini. Kerry Katovich, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

3:50 Valgine vicissitudes: an overview of the Valgini of the New World. Mary Liz Jameson and Katie Swoboda, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

4:10 News, announcements, and open discussion. Andrew Smith, University of Nebraska State Museum


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