Jim Ottea receives College of Ag teaching award

Jim Ottea has received this year’s NACTA (National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture) Teaching Award from the LSU College of Agriculture. This award recognizes Ottea’s record of excellence in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses.

Congratulations Jim from the EntClub!


WHEN: Saturday, 9 May 2009 starting at noon

WHERE: Dr. Hummel's house: 3945 Hundred Oaks

WHAT TO BRING: Bring a chair for yourself and a side dish if you so desire (sign up sheet on mail room door)

COST: Free to Entomology Club Members 
 $5 for everyone else (Buy tickets from Kat Parys)

IMPORTANT!! Please carpool if you can! 

Directions: Drive North on Acadian Thruway. Turn East (right) onto Hundred Oaks. House is on north side of Hundred oaks between Steele and Richland.


Recent Activities

Recent Ent. Club activities! (Sorry no photos yet!)

March 19: Stephanie Gil and Mike Ferro visited 2 preschool classes in the Human Ecology building here at LSU. The first class (3 year olds) learned about the life cycle of insects (egg, larva, pupa, adult). The second class (4 year olds) learned about insect defenses (stings, crypsis, mimicry, etc). 

March 30: Dawn Simms and Mike Ferro visited Dutchtown Primary School and presented three “lectures” to 6 classes about insect life cycles. The students all learned the words holometabolous and paurometabolous and loved it! 

April 22: Dr. Jim Ottea and Mike Ferro went to Glasgow Middle School’s career day and talked about Entomology and academia in general to 4 classes of bright, eager, young students. 

Many thanks to all those that helped out. 

LSU Entomology in the News

- Dr. Gene Reagan and Julien Beuzelin are featured in a video news clip about the Mexican Rice Borer. Video Here.

- Dr. Tom Mascari (Postdoc for Dr. Lane Foil) has his research presented at the American Mosquito Control Association meeting in New Orleans on feed through control of Sandflies featured on the AP wire and published on Yahoo News. Link Here.

Entomology in the news

* The BBC News had a great piece on camouflage in animals, featuring Professor Innes Cuthill from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Bristol in England.

* The Bug Girl Blog posted fun for April fool's day!

* Discover Life put up a new interactive key for Xylocopa (Carpenter Bee) species.