Alina Avanesyan
Among the redwoods -- Muir Woods

Presented at the EB-ESA meeting in Blacksburg!

– March 13, 2019

This week I presented at the Eastern Branch meeting of the Entomological Society of America in Blacksburg, VA. The meeting was very interesting, especially its special symposium on the spotted lanternfly. I enjoyed the talks, and I also was glad to participate in the poster session where I presented my poster with my current results on the lanternfly external morphology using scanning electron microscopy. I got interesting questions, several discussions, and a lot of valuable ideas. I can’t wait to start working on the paper based on our results. Bill and I also organized a symposium on novel plant-insect interactions where I presented all of my projects on grasshoppers feeding preferences on novel host plants (here is my presentation). The symposium went very well, I really enjoyed all the talks and I’m very grateful to all of our speakers for taking time to present and for basically making this symposium possible. Feels really great!

My poster at the EB-ESA meeting (March 11, 2019; Blacksburg, VA)
Our symposium at the EB-ESA meeting! (March 10, Blacksburg, VA)