This three-day training will bring together Scolytinae taxonomy experts from federal agencies and universities to provide a small group of participants with hands-on, one-on-one training on how to identify specimens to genus and species in this difficult subfamily of insects. Microscopes and specimens will be provided for this identification-focused training. This training is designed for professionals dealing with the Scolytinae on a regular basis who have some prior entomological and microscopy training. This includes state, federal, and private industry employees along with students and enthusiasts. Individuals are encouraged to attend all three days to make the most out of this unique training opportunity!
Robert Rabaglia, Entomologist, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection
E. Richard Hoebeke, Taxonomic Entomologist, Associate Curator and Collection Manager, University of Georgia Collection of Arthropods
Marc DiGirolomo, Biological Scientist, Northeastern Area, State & Private Forestry, Durham Field Office