© 2015-2018 by Brigette Valencia Zacharczenko, PhD

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Conference Presentations

Connecticut Science Teachers Association (CTSA) 2018

            Southbury, CT, USA, November 10

            "Using Insects in the classroom to encourage student-led inquiry"

Northeast Natural History Conference (NENHC) 2017

            Cromwell, CT, USA, April 22

            "What's really on the menu? An evaluation of host plant literature and diet breadth of caterpillars"

Connecticut Entomological Society (CES) 2016
            Storrs, CT, USA, September 16
            “The systematics of Acronictinae (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae), the evolution of larval defenses in Acronicta,             and tracking the gain/loss of complex courtship structures in Noctuidae.”

Entomological Society of America (ESA) 2015

            Minneapolis, MN, USA, November 14-18

            “Larval Host Phylodiversity of Acronicta (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Acronictinae”

 

The Lepidopterists’ Society (LepSoc) 2015

            Purdue University, West Lafeyette, Indiana, USA, July 28 – August 2

            “Who can you trust? The trouble with larval host records for Acronicta (and all Lepidoptera)”

 

Entomological Society of America (ESA) 2014

            Portland, OR, USA, November 16-19

            “Phylogeny of the Dagger Moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Acronictinae: Acronicta) and the Evolution of             Caterpillar Defenses”

 

Entomological Society of America (ESA) 2013

            Austin, TX, USA, November 9-14

            “How not to be eaten: Defensive strategies of Acronicta caterpillars”

 

CARCNET 2010 20th Annual Meeting at Acadia University

            Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, September 17-20

            Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Network

            “Geographic variation in dorsal colour patterns in Fowler's toads” with David M. Green

Departmental Presentations (UConn EEB)

Dissertation Defense Presentation 2017

EEB Graduate Student Symposium 2015

            “All about that brush – courtship structures in Lepidoptera”

 

EEB Graduate Student Symposium 2014

            “How Not to be Eaten: Defensive Strategies of Acronicta Caterpillars”

 

EEB Graduate Student Symposium 2013

            “Name that species! The guts and glory of taxonomy”

 

EEB Graduate Student Symposium 2012

            "Caterpillar Mysteries: Systematics, evolutionary rates, and mimicry of the subfamily                         Acronictinae (Noctuidae)"