Dr. W. Wyatt Hoback
UNK Department of Biology, 308.865.8602
University of Nebraska at Kearney biology students and faculty presented their research findings at the 80th annual meetings of the Central States Entomological Society and Kansas Entomological Society held in Lincoln last week.
The theme for this year’s conference was Insect Biodiversity on the Prairies.
Mathew Brust of Stevens Point, Wis., presented Larval life history and habitat preferences of a grassland tiger beetle, Cicindela cursitans with Dr. Wyatt Hoback, UNK associate professor of biology. Dr. Hoback also presentedRange extensions and conservation status of the American burying beetle in Nebraska.
Students who gave poster presentations at the meetings include: Jeffrey Hamik of Ayr, Spilling the guts: Carcass preparation by Nicrophorus marginatus; Austin Joy of Elm Creek, Trap bias burying beetle sampling protocols; and John Riggins of Kearney, Monitoring soil invertebrates as bioindicators of wet meadow restoration success.