Happy Thanksgiving

The Lorquin Entomological Society Wishes Everyone a Happy Thanksgiving


LES Meeting Speaker Dr. James N. Hogue

Dr. James (Jim) N. Hogue will be speaking at the Lorquin Entomological Society Meeting this Friday Nov. 20th.

Dr. James Hogue grew up in Los Angeles CA and received a B.S. in Biology at the University of California Los Angeles, M.S. and Ph.D. in Aquatic Ecology at Utah State University. He is currently the Manager of Biological Collections and a part-time lecturer in the Biology Department at California State University in Northridge.

"I teach classes in General Biology, Evolution, and plants and Animals of Southern California." -Hogue

"I am a lifelong insect collector and am interested in anything that has to do with living things, especially insects. My particular entomological interests (things on which I have written and given talks) are beetles, the roles of insects in human culture and history, insect photography, and the ecology of running water ecosystems. I am also very interested in the systematics and natural history of flies, especially crane flies, the topic of this Friday’s talk." -Hogue

Dr. Hogue will be talking about the largest and earliest lineage of flies. These are most familiar to people as "long-legged mosquito-like" insects which fly in living rooms at night. The meeting will touch upon the biology, systematics, and specimen preparation of these insects.

Photos courtesy of Dr. James N. Hogue


Lorquin Pinning WorkShop

Back in June, our own Bedros Orchanian held a free Insect Pinning Workshop that mainly focused on the basic  pinning techniques for Lepidoptera of various sizes. All participants could take home their works of art when they were finished.

The workshop was held before the meeting which gave everyone time to share techniques.

People of all ages enjoyed learning how to set butterflies and moths. For some, pinning and displaying these beautiful specimens were a first for them. 


Photos courtosy of Bedros Orchanian


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