Paul Frandsen

Tuesday JanĀ 10th

07:30 PM

Unraveling the Evolutionary History of Caddisflies

MCZ 101, 26 Oxford Street, Harvard University

Paul Frandsen

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History


**Informal dinner will take place at Cambridge Common,1667 Mass Ave. **Caddisflies are the 7th most diverse insect order in terms of species and the most diverse of the strictly aquatic insect orders. They are well-known amongst amateur and professional entomologists alike for their remarkable tube case and fixed retreat making behavior. Despite intense study over decades, the relationships among morphologically and behaviorally distinct suborders remains contentious. In this presentation, I will discuss the natural history of caddisflies in light of new results from large phylogenetic analyses.

The talk is free and open to the public. The meeting is readily accessible via public transportation. Parking is available in the Oxford Street Garage with advance arrangement, as described here, or (usually but not always) at spaces on nearby streets. Everyone is also welcome to join us for dinner before the talk (beginning at 5:45 PM) at the Cambridge Common,1667 Mass Ave., Cambridge.

CEC meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month from October through May. The evening schedule typically includes an informal dinner (5:45 to 7:15 PM) followed by our formal meeting (7:30 – 9:00 PM). The latter begins with club business and is followed by a 50 minute entomology related presentation. Membership is open to amateur and professional entomologists.

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