Butterfly and Moth Weekend Workshops

dsc_0348-vsButterfly and moth enthusiasts from all corners of the Pacific Northwest will descend on OSU’s Cordley Hall this weekend, Oct. 22 and 23, for free workshops and presentations open to the public.

Informal talks, stunning displays, vivacious discussions of this year’s field observations, and taxonomic tomfoolery will be available to anyone interested in these sorts of scaly-winged beasts—so be sure to bring your field notes and personal collections.

Pyraloid moths will be the topic of Saturday’s afternoon workshop, as well as the evening keynote address presented by Dr. Alma Solis, principal investigator of the USDA Systematic Entomology Lab. Other events include an OSAC museum open house with a hawk moth display and additional workshops on wood nymphs and satyrs.

The 2016 Northwest Lepidopterists’ Workshop is being hosted by the Oregon State Arthropod Collection (OSAC) and has been held annually for over 30 years. For more information and a schedule of events, check out http://osac.oregonstate.edu/PNWLepWorkshop.

By Matthew Hunt