Australian Entomological Society - 43rd AGM & Scientific Conference

and Australasian Arachnological Society - 2012 Conference

Sunday 25 - Wednesday 28 November 2012, The Old Woolstore, Hobart

 

Provisional Program - Overview

This overview is provisional and will be updated as planning proceeds. Times may change in the final program, so please check this page regularly.

Conference Handbook

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  Sunday 25 November 2012
1400 - 1600 AES Council Meeting
Drovers Room, The Woolstore Hotel
   
Afternoon

We suggest you visit MONA during Sunday afternoon and experience the museum. There is also a free concert being held at MONA in the afternoon: Standing in the Shadows on Motown MONA. http://www.mona.net.au/what's-on/events.

Allow yourself a couple of hours and then meet at 1600 for a drink with colleagues. Drinks will be served in The Void at MONA.

MONA is showing a montage from insect inspired horror films in the museum theatrette during the afternoon from around 2.45pm. Think scenes from “The Fly”, “The Swarm”, “The Deadly Mantis” and "The Woman in the Dunes". The MONA curator is scouring the archive for footage.

As the concert is being held, we will organise some dedicated coach shuttles at 1pm and 3.30pm. If you haven’t already booked transfers to MONA (on their coach, ferry or a bike) you can book a coach time with us. The coaches will return at 6pm and will cost $20 per person return (same as the MONA coach). Pay on the day, but email us the time you wish to book to MONA - 1pm or 3.30pm.

We will register delegates from 12.30 - 1pm and from 3 - 3.30pm at the Old Woolstore. If you are heading to MONA earlier we will have all the name badges to give out in the Void at 4pm too.

1600 Registration at MONA
1600 - 1745 Welcome Drinks at MONA
1800 We suggest you book this return time when booking your ferry ticket.
   
  Monday 26 November 2012
0800 Registration
   
  Opening Session
Merino Room
0900 - 0915 Official Opening
His Excellency The Honourable Peter Underwood AC, Governor of Tasmania
0915 - 1000 Presidential Address
Professor Ary Hoffman
1000 - 1015 Mackerras Medal Presentation
1015 - 1045 Morning Tea
1045 Symposium
Signalling in insects and spiders:conflict and cooperation
Chair: Prof Andrew Barron
Merino Room
Symposium
Bush Blitz Synergies: Surveys supporting management of the National Reserve System
Theatrette Room
1045 - 1100 Pheromonal control
Andrew Barron, Marianne Peso, Mark Elgar
Bush Blitz Setting the Scene
Jo Harding, Michael Preece
1100 - 1115 The evolution of novel animal signals: silk decorations as a model system
Andre Walter; Mark Elgar
Using Bush Blitz data to evaluate, and enhance, the performance of mapped biodiversity surrogates
Simon Ferrier
1115 - 1130 Signalling on the web: the function and evolution of courtship 'shudders' in male web-building spiders
Anne Wignall, Marie Herberstein
Butterfly biodiversity in the Australian Monsoon Tropics: the contribution of Bush Blitz surveys in the Top End, NT
Dr Michael Braby
1130 - 1145 Seasonal changes in predator community switch the direction of selection for anti-predatory defenses
Joanna Mappes, H Kokko, K Ojala, L Linstrom
Five Bush Blitzes, TMAG and Lepidoptera
Dr Catherine Byrne
1145 - 1200 Visual signals and the colour phases of colour changing insects and spiders
Kate Umbers
Bush Blitz & flies: a non-target taxon
Dr Christine Lambkin
1200 - 1215 The evolution of multi-component sex pheromones in moths
Matthew Symonds
New species of Australian horse flies (Diptera: Tabanidae): museum collections as a resource for species discovery
Bryan Lessard, David Yeates
1215 - 1230   Species discovery in the dung beetle genus Lepanus (Sacarabeidae: Scarabaeinae): resolving species complexes for conservation planning
Dr Nicole Gunter, Thomas Weir
1230 - 1315 Lunch
1315 Papers
Pest Management
Chair: A/Prof Nigel Andrew
Merino Room
Symposium
Bush Blitz Synergies: Surveys supporting management of the National Reserve System
Theatrette Room

1315 - 1330

Landscape assessment of transgenic (Bt) cotton refuges, as a requirement for resistance management
Colin Tann, Dr Geoff Baker

Diversity of Australian truffle beetles
Dr Ainsley Seago

1330 - 1345 Are Refuges for Cotton Crops doing their Job?
Dr Mary Whitehouse, David Harris, Dr Sarah Mansfield

Systematics of Australian chelonine wasps facilitated through support from Bush Blitz
Rebecca Kittel, Dr John Jennings, Prof Andrew Austin

1345 - 1400 Woody vegetation influences the size and diversity of native bees in carrot crops
Dr Katja Hogendoorn, Lea Hannah, Assoc. Prof. Michael Keller

Native Bees and Bush Blitz Surveys - How will we get a handle on the other 50%
Dr Remko Leijs

1400 - 1415 Maximising moth production
Dominic Cross , Dr Sarah Mansfield, Dr Mary Whitehouse, Dr Sharon Downes

ABRS and the Diversity of Australian Thrips.
Dr Laurence Mound

1415 - 1430 Testing the concept of attract-and-kill traps for managing leaf beetles in eucalypt plantations
Jane Elek
, Vinu Patel, Geoff Allen, Tim Wardlaw
Bush Blitz, bush tucker and biosecurity
Dr Gary Taylor, Dr Deborah Kent, Dr Alan Yen
1430 - 1445 Flight activity, dispersal, and use of non-grain hosts by the lesser grain borer Rhyzopertha dominica in southern New South Wales
Dr Mark Stevens, Glen Warren, Dr Jianhua Mo

Bush Blitz, the National Reserve System and the Australian Union-Jack Wolf Spiders
Dr Barbara Baehr, Dr Volker Framenau

1445 - 1515 Afternoon Tea
1515 Papers
Pest Management
Chair: A/Prof Geoff Gurr
Merino Room
Symposium
Progress in Australasian Arachnid and Myriapod Systematics in the 21st Century
Chair: Dr Michael Rix
Theatrette Room
1515 - 1530 Reflectance based prediction of crop attractiveness to arthropod pests
A/Prof Christian Nansen

Why I don't like window seats: limited progress in Australian Arachnology
Dr Robert Raven

1530 - 1545 Predicting the effects of climate change on mealybugs and their natural enemies in grapevines in Australia
Dr Linda Thomson, Prof Ary Hoffmann
Mygalomorph spiders and short-range endemism in the Pilbara
Dr Mark Castalanelli, Roy Teale, Dr terrie Finston, Dr micheal rix, Dr volker Framenau, Dr MarkHarvey
1545 - 1600 First detection of cyromazine resistance in a field population of the Australian Sheep Blowfly
Dr Garry Levot
The most basal pseudoscorpions: a phylogenetic analysis of Chthonioidea based on morphology
Prof Mark Harvey
1600 - 1615 Ground spider diversity and phenology in a cotton agroecosystem under two different tillage management systems
Dalila Rendon, Dr Mary Whitehouse, Dr Phil Taylor
Phylogeography of pseudoscorpions: exploring new species diversity in the calcrete aquifers of the Yilgarn and Pilbara regions, Western Australia
Sophie Harrison, Dr Michelle Guzik, Prof Andrew Austin
1615 - 1630 Plant-pollinator and plant-aphid-parasitoid-hyperparasitoid interactions within an agro-ecosystem in NSW
Michelle Yates, Dr Nigel Andrew, Prof Jane Memmott, Dr Robin Gunning
Documenting the Australian millipede fauna: progress and prospects
Dr Robert Mesibov, Dr Catherine Car, Megan Short, Cuong Huynh
1630 - 1645

The cocoa pod borer, Conopomorpha cramerella in Papua New Guinea: orientation and oviposition responses to different host plants.
Sarah Mansfield, Paul Gende, David Guest

Millipedes in the wild west: distributional patterns of the keeled millipede genus Antichiropus Attems, 1911 (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Paradoxosomatidae) in Western Australia
Dr Cathy Car, Dr Mark Castalanelli, Dr Mark Harvey
1645 - 1700 Plant Vigour, Amino Acid Content and Host Utilisation by Free-Living Eucalypt Psyllids
Dr Martin Steinbauer
The evolution of parasitoid wasp - spider host associations: feeding on the fearsome!
Prof Andy Austin
   
1745 Coaches depart the Old Woolstore for the Government House Reception
1800 - 1900 Government House Reception
1900 Coaches depart Government House for the Conference Dinner
1930 - 2330 Conference Dinner
Hobart Function and Conference Centre, Elizabeth Pier
   
  Tuesday 27 November 2012
0800 Registration
   
0830 - 0920 Plenary Address
Dr Nick Porch
Merino Room
0920 Move to sessions
  Papers
Systematics
Chair: Dr Peter McQuillian
Merino Room
Symposium
Fruit fly management and threats
Chair: Dr Olivia Reynolds
Theatrette Room
0930 - 0945 Australian Zopheridae: a piece of biodiversity being unveiled
Dr Federica Turco, Dr Christine L. Lambkin, Dr Adam Slipinski
A conceptual model to explain polyphagy and extreme polyphagy in Bactrocera and other tephritid fruit flies
A/Prof Anthony Clarke
0945 - 1000 Molecular identification and phylogenetic relationship of Australian Silphidae (carrion beetles) and observations about their feeding habits
Jocelyn King, Dr Markus Riegler, Dr Richard Thomas, Assoc. Prof. Robert Spooner-Hart
How Queensland fruit flies escape in time
A/Prof Phillip Taylor,Sarsha Yap, Dr Ben Fanson
1000 - 1015 Understanding the molecular phylogeny of weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea)
Dr Nicole Gunter, Dr Stephen Cameron, Dr Rolf Oberprieler
Abundance, longevity and persistence of sexually mature sterile flies: a role for yeast hydrolysate supplementation in sterile insect technique programs for the Queensland fruit fly?
Dr Olivia Reynolds, Beverly Orchard, Dr Samuel Collins, Dr Phillip Taylor
1015 - 1030 Host specificity and evolution of Melanterius, the Acacia seed-feeding weevils
Dr Sara Pinzon-Navarro
Combined effects of Methoprene and access to dietary protein on the maturation and mating behaviour of Queensland fruit Fly, Bactrocera tryoni
Dr Samuel Collins, Dr Phillip Taylor, Dr Olivia Reynolds
1030 - 1100 Morning Tea
  Papers
Ecology
Chair: Dr Karen Richards
Merino Room
Symposium
Fruit fly management and threats
Chair: Dr Mark Schutze
Theatrette Room
1100 - 1115 Do mature-forest beetles really care about their landscapes? Some findings from the southern forests of Tasmania
Dr Simon Grove, Dr Tim Wardlaw,Lynette Forster

Developing a systems approach for the control of Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) in strawberries for interstate trade
Brendan Missenden, Dr Hainan Gu, Ed Hamacek

1115 - 1130 Subterranean termites eavesdrop on predatory ants and other termite species to attain a nearby feed on the soil surface
Glen Bann
Insecticides for control of Queensland fruit fly, Bactrocera tryoni, in tomatoes and peppers
Dr Lara Senior
1130 - 1145 Agonistic relationships can predict occurrence patterns of New Zealand ant community
Rafael Barbieri, Evan Brenton-Rule, Dr Julien Grangier, Dr Philip Lester

Effects of trap hosts on male Queensland fruit fly catches a case study of trapping data from the Risk Reduction Zone in NSW during 2000-2008
Dr Jianhua Mo, Dr Olivia Reynolds, Bernie Dominiak, Dr Mark Stevens

1145 - 1200 Can temperate insects take the heat? The risks of high temperature exposure to meat ants caused by climate change
A/Prof Nigel Andrew, Rob Hart, Dr Myung-Pyo Jung, Dr John Terblanche.
Mitochondrial DNA sequence variation in endemic and outbreak populations of Queensland Fruit Fly (Bactrocera tryoni, Diptera: Tephritidae) at the south-eastern Australian species border
Mark Blacket, Mali Malipatil, Linda Semeraro, Bernie Dominak
1200 - 1215 Growing up hot: effects of retreat-site traits on development of Flat rock spiders, Morebilus plagusius
Francesca Van Den Berg, Prof Michael Thompson, A/Prof Dieter Hochuli
The endosymbiont Wolbachia in Australian tephritid fruit fly species
Dr Markus Riegler, Jennifer Morrow, Dr Deborah Shearman, Dr Marianne Frommer
1215 - 1230

Occurrence of Eucalyptus longicorn borer (Phoracantha semipunctata) in the Northern Jarrah Forest following severe drought
Stephen Seaton, George Matusick, Giles Hardy

Island fly (Dirioxa pornia) and their bacterial symbiotic relationships
Dr Peter Crisp, Kala Bhandari, Nilesh Chand, Ahmed Al-Hashimi, Greg Baker
1230 Move to Phil Carne Prize Presentation session
1235 - 1300 The Phil Carne Prize Presentation
Merino Room
1300 - 1400 Lunch Meeting: Editorial Board of the Australian Journal of Entomology
Drovers Room
  Papers
Behavourial Ecology
Chair: A/Prof Geoff Allen
Merino Room
Symposium
Fruit fly management and threats
Chair: Dr Olivia Reynolds
Theatrette Room
1400 - 1415 Monandry or polyandry: which one do you think requires an explanation?
Prof Hanna Kokko, Prof Johanna Mappes
Does wind really disperse papaya fruit flies from Papua New Guinea into the Torres Strait?
Dr Kylie Anderson, Dr Anna Koetz, Judy Grimshaw, Dr Brad Congdon
1415 - 1430 Insects eating eucalypts: a highly volatile situation?
Petah Low
, Associate Professor Clare McArthur, Dr Keith Fisher, Associate Professor Dieter Hochuli
The Northern Australian Quarantine Strategy (NAQS): Fruit fly monitoring and incursion management in Far North Queensland
Dr Anthony Rice, James Walker,Dan Papacek
1430 - 1445 The significance of leadership behaviour in Perga sawfly larvae
Lisa Hodgkin, Dr Matthew Symonds, Prof Mark Elgar
In vitro testing methodology to compare Cold Tolerance of Australian Fruit Fly Species (Diptera: Tephritidae)
Elizabeth Hall, Dr Sybilla Oczkowicz, Peter Leach
1445 - 1500 First evidence for floral mimicry by a predatory insect
James C. O'Hanlon
, Dr Gregory I. Holwell, A. Prof. Marie E. Herberstein
Fruit flies in mangoes: encouraging prospects for a systems approach to replace postharvest disinfestation for interstate market access
Austin McLennan, Mike Kahl, Stuart Smith, Dr Brian Thistleton
1500 - 1515 Optimal signals in chrysomelid larvae
Eunice Tan, Dr Chris Reid, Prof Mark Elgar
Review of quarantine distance of Queensland fruit fly for trade - a balance between science and risk
Bernard Dominiak
1515 - 1530 Population density and antennal development in the gum-leaf skeletoniser moth, Uraba lugens
Tamara Johnson, Prof Mark Elgar, Dr Matthew Symonds
Population structuring and biogeography of Bactrocera dorsalis sensu lato in south-east Asia
Dr Mark Schutze, Dr Matthew Krosch, Associate Prof. Anthony Clarke
1530 - 1600 Afternoon Tea
  Papers
Behavourial Ecology
Chair: Dr Kate Umbers
Merino Room
AES Future Directions
Theatrette Room
Dr Peter Cranston, Dr David Yeates and Dr Jane Wright will discuss the future of the Australian Entomology Society. All delegates welcome to join the discussion.
1600 - 1615 Mating inhibition in Servaea vestita jumping spiders: expression and mechanisms
Vivian Mendez, Dr Phillip Taylor
1615 - 1630 Profitability of a lizard versus invertebrates as prey for redback spiders
Dr Shawn Wilder, Prof Stephen Simpson
1630 - 1645 Biogenic amines as mediators of spider behaviour
Rowan McGinley, A/Prof Eileen Hebets, A/Prof Phillip Taylor, Eirik Sovik, Dr Andrew Barron
1645 Move to Rapid Poster Presentation Session
1650 - 1730 Rapid Poster Presentation Session
Merino Room
1730 - 1830 Poster Viewing & Refreshments
1830 AES AGM
   
  Wednesday 28 November 2012
0800 Registration
   
0830 - 0920 Plenary Presentation
Professor Stephen Simpson
Merino Room
0920 Move to sessions
  Papers
Invasive Species and Biocontrol
Chair: A/Prof Christian Nansen
Merino Room
Papers
Systematics
Chair: Dr Catherine Byrne
Theatrette Room
0930 - 0945 Sub-species mapping of the invasive earwig, Forficula auricularia in Australian ecosystems
Stephen Quarrell, Professor Thierry Wirth, Juliette Arabi, Assoc. Prof. Geoff Allen
Phylogenomics to study diversification in the evolutionary history of true flies
Dr Brian Wiegmann
0945 - 1000 Preparing Australia for the likely invasion of glassy-winged sharpshooter (Homalodisca vitripennis) and the bacterial plant pathogen Xylella fastidiosa
Anna Rathe, Prof Geoff Gurr, Dr Leigh Pilkington
Integrative taxonomy of Australasian biting midges (Culicoides, Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) with focus on economically important pests species
Dr David Gopurenko, Glenn Bellis, Dr Andrew Mitchell
1000 - 1015 Genetic characterisation of a recent Varroa mite host-switch to European honeybee
Dr John Roberts, Dr Denis Anderson
Co-speciation or niche differentiation? Phylogeny and host relationships of the dart-tailed parasitoid Cameronella (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) at three trophic levels: wasp, scale insect host and Eucalyptus
Andy Xiaobei Wang, Dr Lyn Cook
1015 - 1030 They're dunging it again: importation of additional dung beetle species to Australia
Dr Jane Wright, Dr Keith Wardhaugh, Dr Penny Edwards

Austral biogeography: Goodbye Gondwana and the Moa buoyancy hypothesis
Dr David Yeates, Bryan Lessard

1030 - 1100 Morning Tea
  Papers
Invasive Species and Biocontrol
Chair: A/Prof Christian Nansen
Merino Room
Papers
Systematics
Chair: Dr David de Little
Theatrette Room
1100 - 1115 The bark beetle, Ips grandicollis in Australia: implications for management of the wood wasp Sirex noctilio
Dr Catherine Gitau, Prof. Geoff Gurr, Dr Angus Carnegie, Dr. Robin Bedding, Richard Bashford, Fazila Yousuf, Craig Poynter
Taxonomy and systematics of Calocidae (Trichoptera)
Michael Shackleton, Dr Phil Suter, Dr Susan Lawler, Dr Jeff Webb
1115 - 1130 Effect of fungi vectored by the bark beetle Ips grandicollis (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) on the biological control of introduced woodwasp Sirex noctilio (Hymenoptera: Siricidae) on Pinus radiata
Fazila Yousuf , Professor Geoff M. Gurr, Dr Angus J. Carnegie, Dr Robin A. Bedding,
Richard Bashford, Dr Catherine W. Gitau
The Gripopterygidae (Plecoptera) - who they are and what we know
Julia Mynott
1130 - 1145 Symposium
Urban Ecology
Chair: Prof Phillip Weinstein and Dr Cassie Jansen

Introduction
Prof Philip Weinstein, Dr Cassie Jansen
Unravelling the evolution of the Psocodea (lice, bark-lice) from genome rearrangements
Dr Stephen Cameron, Dr Kazunori Yoshizawa, Dr Kevin Johnson
1145 - 1200 Insects, health, and the conservation of biodiversity
Prof Philip Weinstein
Male wing dimorphism in Australian Amphientomidae (Psocodea)
Dr Christopher Taylor
1200 - 1215 Elevated levels of insect herbivory on an urban-rural gradient reveal species-specific signals of landscape degradation
A/Prof Dieter Hochuli
New Australian records of Deltocephalinae (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae)
Dr Murray J. Fletcher, Dr James N. Zahniser, Dr Christopher H. Dietrich
1215 - 1230 Little biters in Brisbane - urban opportunists
Mr Mike Muller
The phylogenetics of gall-inducing scale insects feeding on Leptospermeae
Edward White, Dr Lyn Cook
1230 - 1245 Urban invasions: arbovirus vectors and people and the threat from climate change
Prof Pat Dale, Dr Jon Knight
Cryptic diversity in the parthenogenetic pest coccid species, Parasaissetia nigra (Nietner, 1861) (Hemiptera: Coccidae)
Yen-Po Lin, Dr Takumasa Kondo, Dr Lyn Cook

1245 - 1300

 

Linking mosquito behaviour to management actions: urban vectors at various spatial scales
Dr Cassie Jansen, Dr Nancy Schellhorn
Rapid chromosomal evolution in a gall-inducing scale insect
Penelope Mills, Dr Lyn Cook
1300 - 1400 Lunch
  Symposium
Urban Ecology
Chair: Prof Phillip Weinstein and Dr Cassie Jansen
Merino Room
Symposium
Digitisation and biodiversity informatics initiatives in invertebrate collection
Chair: Dr Beth Mantle
Theatrette Room
1400 - 1415 Endangered ecological communities as surrogates for insect assemblages in urban landscapes
James Schlunke, Associate Professor Dieter Hochuli
Digitisation of invertebrate collections: an Australian perspective
Dr Beth Mantle
1415 - 1430 The habitat of the saltwater mosquito Aedes vigilax in mangrove basin ecosystems
Dr Jon Knight
BowerBird
Ken Walker
1430 - 1445 Ecological interactions and the Ross river virus vector, Aedes camptorhynchus (Diptera: Culicidae), in Tasmania
Raylea Rowbottom, Assoc.Prof Geoff Allen, Dr Scott Carver, Assoc. Prof Leon Barmuta, Dr Philip Weinstein
Pinning a story to a specimen: digitisation is more than an audit
Robert Blackburn
1445 - 1500 Variation in body condition of Nephila plumipes along an urbanisation gradient
Lizzy Lowe, Dr Shawn Wilder, A/Prof Dieter Hochuli
SA Museum Volunteer Digitisation
Alexis Tindall
1500 - 1515 Mosquitoes in urban Australia: a tale of three cities
Dr Craig Williams
Harnessing volunteers and crowdsourcing for digitising entomology collections
Paul Flemons, Rhiannon Stephens, David Baird, Leone Prater
1515 - 1545 Afternoon Tea
  Symposium
Urban ecology
Chair: Prof Phillip Weinstein and Dr Cassie Jansen
Merino Room
Council of Heads of Australian Entomological Collections (CHAEC)
Drovers Room, The Woolstore Hotel
1545 - 1600 Taking an ecological approach to wetland rehabilitation and urban development to reduce the risks of mosquito-borne disease in Australia
Dr Cameron Webb, Prof Richard Russell
 
1600 - 1615 Living with the tiger: the repercussions of the potential range expansion of Aedes albopictus to mainland Australia urban regions
Dr Nigel Beebe
 
1615 - 1630 Virus, vector and vertebrate host interactions in the urban environment
Dr Andrew Van Der Hurk, Cassie Jansen, Scott Ritchie

 

1630 Prize and Award Presentations
1700 Conference Close
   
  Posters in the Rapid Fire Poster Session

1

Actin cytoskeleton and the secretory pathways in insect glands
Associate Professor David Merritt, Dr Bronwen Cribb, Homayoun Kheyri
2 Augmentative biological control - Is it fulfilling its potential in the Australian citrus industry?
Mahmuda Begum , Peter Ampt, Dr Sarah Mansfield
3 Australian Meloidae: a new bauplan of male genitalia challenges the current definition of subfamilies
Prof Marco A. Bologna, Dr Federica Turco , Prof John D. Pinto
4 Bronze bug goes walkabout - update from New Zealand
Stephanie Sopow , Helen Sharpe
5 Characterisation of microbial symbionts of two thrips species and their importance for reproduction
Thi Duong Nguyen
6 Evaluation of entomopathogenic nematodes against Queensland fruit fly, Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt) (Diptera: Tephritidae)
Eliza Langford, Dr Uffe Nielsen , Dr Scott Johnson , Dr Markus Riegler
7 Insect responses to climate change: what are we testing for?
A/Prof Nigel Andrew , Dr Sarah Hill, Matt Binns, Dr MD Bahar, Dr Emma Ridley, Dr Myung-Pyo Jung, Chris Fyfe, Michelle Yates, Dr Mohammad Khusro
8 Monitoring for incursions of the tomato potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) in Australian potato fields
Dr Paul Walker, Leonie White, Dr Robert Tegg, Dr Geoff Allen, Dr Calum Wilson
9 New insights into the biology of citrus gall wasp
Dr Jianhua Mo, Andrew Creek, Dr Mark Stevens, Scott Munro
10 Nutrient regulation in the web building spider, Argiope keyserlingi
Jesse Hawley , Prof. Stephen Simpson, Dr. Shawn Wilder
11 Phenology and life history of a jumping spider, Servaea vestita (Araneae: Salticidae)
Vivian Mendez , Rowan McGinley, Dr Phillip Taylor
12 Population genetic structure of Malaysian Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae) using mitochondrial COI gene
V L Low, Dr P E Lim, C D Chen , Associate Prof Y A L Lim, Dr H L Lee, T K Tan,
Prof Dr M Sofian-Azirun,
13 Rapid measures of ecological integrity in urban remnants
A Prof Dieter Hochuli, Robert Blackburn
14 Response of white-fringed weevil (Naupactus leucoloma) larvae to host plant roots and tubers
Dr Paul Walker, Dr Geoff Allen
15 Shock avoidance learning in the jumping spider Servaea vestita
Christina Peckmezian , Phillip Taylor
16 Sulfoxaflor: a new broad-spectrum insecticide for control of sap-feeding insects in horticulture and broad-acre crops in Australia
Dr Robert Annetts , Paul Downard
17 Understanding the biology and ecology of an exotic mosquito to assess public health risks in urban areas of Australia
Nur Faeza A Kassim, Dr Cameron Webb , Prof Richard Russell
18 Influence of habitat management on spider population in Spanish olive groves
Daniel Paredes, Luis Cayela, Geoff Gurr, Mercedes Campos
19 Sexual mimicry and paragenital divergence between sympatric species of traumatically inseminating plant bug
Dr Nikolai Tatarnic
20

Explaining Phenotypic and Behavioural Variability in Ochrogaster lunifer (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae) from an Evolutionary Ecology Perspective
Dr Martin Steinbauer, Dr Andrew Mitchell

21 Psyllids see Red: First Evidence for Colour Vision in Hemiptera
Kevin Farnier, A/Prof Adrian Dyer, Prof Eric Warrant, Dr Martin Steinbauer
22 Thrips species composition and abundance in French bean, lettuce, tomato and zucchini crops
Madaline Healey, John Duff, Dr Lara Senior, Prof Phil Brown
23 Do temporal fluctuations in the cuticular hydrocarbons profiles of Forficula auricularia mediate interactions between conspecifics?
Stephen Quarrell, Assoc. Prof. Noel Davies, Dr Paul Walker, Assoc. Prof. Geoff Allen
24 Cryptotermes brevis (Isoptera: Kalotermitidae): - dealings with an illegal immigrant in New Zealand
Diane C Jones, Shaun Bennett, Travis Ashcroft, Bruce Phillip
25 The potential of Eadya paropsidis from Tasmania as a biocontrol agent for Paropsos charybdis in NZ
Toni Withers, Dr Geoff Allen, Vin Patel, Dean Satchell, Greame Manley
   
  Static Posters
26 Insecticide resistance in helicoverpa - implication for management
Dr Lisa Bird
27 Does restoration burning of fragmented plant communities lead to restoration of arachnid communities?
Jessica Marsh
, Assoc. Prof. Duncan Mackay, Dr Molly Whalen, Dr Richard Glatz
28 Ecology of Lycosid and Mygalomorph Spiders in Burra, South Australia, and the implications for the conservation of pygmy bluetongue lizards (Tiliqua adelaidensis)
Jessica Clayton, Prof C. Michael Bill
29 Evaluation of chitin synthesis inhibitors against field collected Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus) and Aedes albopictus Skuse from Malaysia
C D Chen , K W Lau, Dr H L Lee, Prof Dr M Sofian-Azirun
30 Importing dead invertebrate specimens for research and collections
Jacqui Otley
31 Longicorn Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) intercepted by DAFF Biosecurity between 2006 and 2012
Ben Boyd
32 Megaloastia mainae, a most extraordinary jumping spider
Dr Samuel Collins , Dr Phillip Taylor , Rowan McGinley
33 Molecular characterisation and detection of Rickettsia (Rickettsiales: Rickettsiaceae) endobacteria in stored grain pest beetles Cryptolestes spp. (Coleoptera: Laemophloeidae)
Dr Wee Tek Tay
34 Molecular phylogenetics of chelonine wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae):parasitoids of lepidopteran larvae
Rebecca Kittel, Dr John Jennings, Prof Andrew Austin
35 Taxonomic favouritism: the spineless minority bugging Tasmanians
Dr Simon Grove , Dr Cathy Byrne
36 Temporal change in the distribution and resistance of Anopheles sinensis Wiedemann obtained from
Selangor, Malaysia
C S Leong, C D Chen, Dr H L Lee, H M Karen-Chia, A A Izzul, T G Goh,
Prof D M Sofian-Azirun,
37 The role of chemical and visual signals on the aggregation behaviour of the common spotted ladybird, Cleobora mellyi (Mulsant) and the Tasmanian ladybird, Harmonia conformis (Boisduval)
Gemma Sherwin
, Stephen Quarrell, Geoff Allen, Noel Davies
38 The use of log discs for epigeic fauna surveys in box-gum grassy woodlands of SE NSW
Glen Bann
39

Feeding Behavior and Sublethal Effects of Imidacloprid and Flonicamid on Cotton Aphid, Aphis gossypii (Homoptera: Aphididae) under laboratory conditions
Joeng-Jin An, Seon-Woo Lee, Hyun-Na Koo, Gil-Hah Kim

40

Comparative Fumigants Toxicity to Reticulitermes speratus and Correlation between Toxicity and Penetrations into timber blocks
Kwang-Soon Choi, Gil-Hah Kim, Min-Goo Park, YongLin Ren, Bong-Soo Kim and Byung-Ho Lee

41

Effects of electron beam on life stages and DNA damage of Spodoptera litura
Seung-Hwan Yun, Hyun-Na Koo, Gil-Hah Kim

 

Important Dates

Abstract Notification 17 Aug
Early-bird Closes 1 Sep
Conference 25 Nov

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