Welcome to the Lorquin Entomological Society
Newsletter & Meetings
June 23rd, 2017
Travis Longcore: Impact of light pollution on insects.
This meeting will be held at BioQuip Products, Inc.
2321 Gladwick Street, Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220
Doors will open at 7:30 pm and our meeting will start at 8 PM.
Meetings are always free to attend
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Upcoming Meetings 2017
May 20 & 21 31st annual Bug Fair at LA County Natural History Museum
May 26 - Mounting and curation workshop
June 23 - Travis Longcore; Impact of light pollution on insects
July & August - No meetings - get out there and look for insects!
September 22 - Show & Tell
October 27 - TBA
November 24 - TBA but may be rescheduled due to Thanksgiving Holiday on November 23rd
December meeting will be a casual gathering at the BioQuip open house
May 26th, 2017 - Mounting and curation workshop
April 28th - Bas van Schooten; Heliconius Butterfiles and Speciation
March 24th, 2017- Discovery in California’s Biodiverse Heartland — A Tour of Tejon Ranch with Laura Pavliscak
Feb 24th, 2017 - Andrea Haberkern on the Eco-Morphology of Spiders.
Jan 28th, 2017 - Annual Pot-Luck Banquet and officer installation
About the Society
The Lorquin Entomological Society had its inception in June of 1913 when Fordyce Grinnell, Jr., of Pasadena, inserted in a Los Angeles daily newspaper a notice that a meeting of boys interested in natural history would be held in the home of Harold Strawn, and inviting all who were interested to attend........
31st Annual Insect Fair!
A very busy and fun fair as always; we talked to so many great people interested in entomology at all levels. Thanks for bringing your questions and your enthusiasm for arthropods and all nature Los Angeles! Hoping to see some new faces at our meetings! An estimated 13,500 people attended this years Insect Fair!
Volunteers at the Lorquin booth were Bedros Orchanian, Terry Keller, Ron McGinnis, Marion McGinnis, Jerri Larson, Nancy Larson, Kat Halsey, Dave Faulkner, Jean Bellemin. Special thanks to Bedros for organizing the Lorquin booth, as always, great job!
City Nature Challenge
Jeff Cole and Kat Halsey recently participated in this years City Nature Challenge. What a great way to get new folks interested in getting out to look at nature!
* 16 cities competed: 124,092 observations / 8557 species / 4051 participants
* 3077 new species that had not previously been recorded on iNaturalist in these 16 cities
* 5689 new iNaturalist observers who had not previously made observations in these 16 cities!
Congratulations to our top observers and top species-finders across ALL the City Nature
* City with the most observations: Dallas/Fort Worth with 23,957
* City with the most species found: Houston with 2419
* City with the most participants: Los Angeles with 1034 (also includes people who submitted via social media)
* City with highest percentage of verifiable observations: Dallas/Fort Worth with 96.3%
City with highest percentage of verifiable observations making it to Research Grade: Chicago with 64.4%
* City that added the most new species to their region through the City Nature Challenge: Houston with 594 new species
* City that added the most new iNaturalist participants to their region through the City Nature Challenge: Los Angeles with 436 new observers
Insect of the Month!
"Time flies and so does May!"
Photo submitted by Kim Moore.
Have a great photo or collecting report? Send it on over to be featured!
Leo Carrillo State Park, Nicholas Flat Trail, January 30 2017, Jeff Cole observed:
Sympetrum corruptum (Variegated Meadowhawk) common at Nicholas Pond
Anthocharis sara (Sara Orangetip) rare on bluffs and in oak woodland
Lactista gibbosus (band-wing grasshopper) common on trails
Chimarocephala pacifica (Painted Meadow Grasshopper) scarce in grassland on bluffs
Psoloessa delicatula (Brown-spotted Range Grasshopper) uncommon on trails and in grassland on bluffs
Schistocerca vaga (Gray Bird Grasshopper) rare in coastal sage scrub
Gryllus lineaticeps (Variable Field Cricket)--sound record only, in grassland
Hoplosphyrum sp. (scaly cricket)--sound record only from decomposing sandstone
On January 29 2017 Kim Moore sent the images below and wrote: "This Black-throated Gray Warbler visited my yard in Long Beach in January. The birder in me was happy to see him, but I was not happy to see him munch a Leaf-footed bug - Leptoglossus zonatus and my Green lynx spider - Peucetia viridans"