BioQuip 2010 Holiday Open House in Review

Thank You BioQuip for once again hosting such a fantastic event to celebrate the holidays and the new year. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the raffle, photo contest, and general atmosphere. This was also a great time for anyone who have never seen the BioQuipBugs collection as guided tours were held in the collection. The Open House served as an informal December LES meeting as well although most members simply enjoyed the camaraderie.

The special Guest for the day was Robert Micheal Pyle, author of Mariposa Road, who did readings and several book signings throughout the day. 

Aside from the special events many just enjoyed sharing collecting stories, collections and of course the food.

Photographer Bob Jensen sifting through a bucket of Rain beetles.

Bob Jensen (Right) showing Louise Fall (Left) his photography.

Here are the faces of the day.
From Left: Chris Fall, Robert Pyle, Louise Fall, Ken Fall
Dave (Right) the first raffle winner and receiving his prize from BioQuip.
Doug (Left), Tom (Center), Bob Jensen (Right)
Jerri Jarsson (Left) 

Bob Allen (Left) with Larry Orsak (Right)


BioQuip's 2010 Holiday Open House

The holiday season is upon us and once again BioQuip is hosting their Holiday Open House. Lorquin members are invited to attend in place of a formal December Meeting. All are invited.

Saturday, December 18, 2010
11A.M. to 5P.M.
2321 Gladwick Street
Rancho Dominguez

Special Guest and Book Signing by author Robert Michael Pyle author of Mariposa Road

Photo Contest MORE INFO

Free merchandise drawings

Snacks & Drinks 

Bug Themed take home bags for kids

RSVP is suggested 

Visit the official webpage flyer for more information HERE

Last year's Holiday Open House


November 2010 Guest Speaker

For the November 2010 Lorquin Entomological Society meeting we are glad to have Brian Duistermars of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, UCLA join us and talk about "Olfactory Tracking by Flying Insects."

"Brian, the son of a Hemet, Ca.dairyman, received a B.S. in 2005 in Cell,  molecular, developmental biology from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) and his Ph.D. in 2009 in Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA.) He has authored numerous papers on the subject of Drosophila sensory tracking and motor responses. At the Frye Lab, Brian is examining molecular‐genetic mechanisms for of low light vision, and is also studying the behavioral algorithms for  multisensory integration."

Venue will be Held at BioQuip
Doors open at 7P.M. meeting starts at 8P.M.

Picture and information provided by the Lorquin newsletter 'Network'


Moments from the Cal Poly Pomona Insect Fair 2010

Many members had a wonderful time at the 2010 Cal Poly Pomona Insect Fair. A thanks goes out to all the wonderful people at Cal Poly for hosting such an event every year. The public once again got to see what the fascinating world of insects is all about.

Here are some pictures of the event for you to enjoy.


Lorquin October 22 Meeting

The Lorquin Entomological Society will have Keith Willingham, BCE, NEHA, as a speaker. He will talk about the biology, habits, inspection, and control of Bed Bugs. Keith has 26 years with Western Exterminator and is VP, Technical Services.

The Meeting will be Hosted at the BioQuip Warehouse
 Doors open at 7 P.M. Meeting starts at 8 P.M.


Cal Poly Pomona Annual Insect Fair

It's that time of year again. Time for the annual California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Insect Fair. The fair is hosted by the university and all are invited to join the fun. There you will sight many Lorquin members manning their tables and displaying their collections.

Saturday October 16th & Sunday October 17th from 8AM-5PM

The venue will be at the Bronco Student Center

Admission to Insect Fair
$6 Adults, $4 Students and Children 3-12, 2 and under are free

  Click HERE for more information
A busy booth from last year's Insect fair

There will also be a Pumpkin Festival located at the university's Farm Store just across the street where a variety of entertainment can be found. What is a pumpkin festival without thousands of pumpkins spread across a field for sale.


Sept 24th Show & Tell

Once again the Show & Tell was a success. Many members showed up with collections, slides, and photos to display. Lorquin members were the speakers for the day.

BioQuip Bugs opened up their bug room which house 2.5 Million insects for all to see. members had a great time walking through the rows of drawers filled with mounted and papered specimens. 

Bedros showing his collection before the meeting
A view of the BioQuip Bugs room. Photo by Lisa Crockatt

Rick Rogers (left) and Sharon Evans (right) taking a tour around the bug room
Dave inspecting the drawers
Francisco Torres (left) and Lisa Crockatt (right) scrutinizing the collection of BioQuip Bugs


Lorquin Annual September 24th Show & Tell

I hope everyone enjoyed their Summer break. I am sure everyone did a fair amount of collecting and field work. Mark your calenders Time to show off what you did this Summer by participating in the Annual September Show & Tell.

Everyone is invited. Bring your collections, photos, stories, and presentations.

BioQuip Warehouse
Friday September 24th, 2010
Doors open at 7P.M. Meetings starts at 8P.M.

A laptop and projector will be available for member slide presentations.

UPDATE: The BioQuip Bugs Showroom will be open for public viewing but no specimens will be sold on Friday. Orders can be put through their site HERE

Members share their exciting collecting stories. There's a story behind every bug.


Lorquin is Now on Facebook

That’s right. The Lorquin Entomological Society is now on Facebook. Blaine Hebert took the liberty to create a LES Group on Facebook. The Lorquin Facebook Group intends to connect members, organizations, and hobbyists in one simple setting. The Group will serve as an open forum for discussion of a broad range of topics.

Please take your time to contribute to the Group by adding pictures,videos, and topics for open forum discussion. In order to contribute you must have a Facebook account which is free.  

Click HERE or the link which is placed on the Left Side of the Blog


LES Meeting June 25-Last Meeting Until The Fall

The Lorquin Entomological Society will meet for the last time before the September Show&Tell. During July and August Lorquin will not have monthly meetings so take the time and venture into the open and bring back stories for the September meeting.

The speaker for the June 25th meeting will be Albert Thurman.

Albert Thurman will update Lorquin on his Panama collecting trips. It has been two years since he has talked to Lorquin. 

Since 1979, Albert has returned to Panama on two week collecting trips more than ten times. This is all while he conducts a multi-year project THE BIODIVERSITY OF INSECTS IN PANAMA as a Senior Research Associate for the Florida Museum of Natural History and the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity at the University of Florida.  

Albert Thurman also brings entomological displays to local schools to show the youth the fascinating and fantastic world of tropical insects. 

Photos courtesy of Network


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