WELCOME TO THE MAINE
ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY HOME PAGE!
Up and running since 30 May, 2000


NEW PRINTING!!!
M.E.S. T-shirts and Sweatshirts
ARE AVAILABLE NOW!

PLUS, we now have CHILDREN'S SIZES!!!
(treat yourself or surprise another special entomologist in your life!)

We've reconstructed the original popular design as closely as possible, as shown at the left (click on the image for an enlargement). LARGER ADULT shirts (both Tees and sweats) are cream-colored (comparable to the background color on this web page) and available in L-XL-XXL sizes. Adult SMALL and MEDIUM T-shirts are a pale tan; adult SMALL and MEDIUM SWEATSHIRTS are a very pale gray ("ash"). ALL children's Tees (S-M-L) are pale tan, and all children's sweatshirts are ash gray.
T-shirts are heavyweight 100% cotton; sweatshirts are 80% cotton, 20% polyester. The wings of the bumblebee and dragonfly are also colorless in the new printing - which applies to the S & M adult sizes and all the children's shirts.
Adult T-shirts are $16 each ($18 for XXL), sweatshirts are $22 ($25 for XXL), while children's T-shirts are $15 each, and children's sweatshirts are $20 - if you pick them up. MAILING costs are an additional $6 per T-shirt and $8 per sweatshirt, if you want them mailed to you.
Click here to download an order form for T-shirts and/or membership renewal (pdf format). Shirts are available now!

Click here for an archive of The Maine Entomologist issues from prior years.
[ Currently up: 2007 through 2014; we're working to get older issues on-line as well. ]

The Maine Entomological Society was established by a group of insect and arachnid enthusiasts in 1997, and now has a total membership of approximately 110 individuals and groups. The Maine Entomologist, our quarterly newsletter, usually consists of 6-8 pages of Society news and entomological information. The annual meeting is held each fall, and we usually have a mid-winter workshop. The Society regularly co-sponsors an annual Entomological Bio-Blitz at the Schoodic Education and Research Center at Acadia National Park each summer, in collaboration with the National Park Service. Additional get-togethers and collecting trips are scheduled monthly when possible during the late spring, summer, and early fall. All these are announced in advance both here and in the newsletter.
(Click on any image below for an enlarged version.)

A caterpillar of the Virginia Ctenucha,
Ctenucha virginica.
Charlene Donahue photo

A wasp-mimicking longhorn beetle,
Clytus ruricola.
Larvae feed in rotting hardwoods, particularly maple. (adult length: 10-15 mm)
Charlene Donahue photo
The red-shouldered pine borer,
Stictoleptura canadensis,
is one of our more common colorful longhorn beetles. (length: 12-16 mm)
(Brandon Woo photo)
Click here for the Photo Archive web page.

MES members, young and old,
gather around during a
collecting trip in the
2000 season in coastal Maine.
Photo by Laura Lubelczyk.
(Click on the image for an enlargement!)
Membership in the Maine Entomological Society is open to anyone, whether or not a Maine resident, who has interest in the insects or terrestrial arthropods of Maine. Persons desiring to become members should contact the Treasurer, Mr. Dana Michaud, whose mailing address appears in the table of officers below. [Click here to download an MES application (as a pdf document - Adobe Acrobat Reader may be downloaded, if necessary, through a link below).] Dues are $10 per year, and may be paid up to two years in advance; dues entitle members to receive the newsletter and participate in all Society functions. Checks should be made payable to "The Maine Entomological Society" and mailed to the Treasurer. Due to increasing costs of printing and mailing the Newsletters, members in arrears for dues will be dropped from the membership list.
The Constitution and Bylaws pages (links below) are formatted in HTML, but may be downloaded in Microsoft Word from the respective pages if one desires a hard copy.
We hope to have links to a whole host of entomological sites coming along, and hope to contribute meaningfully to the knowledge of insects and terrestrial arthropods as well, while having a lot of fun doing it. Meanwhile, we invite anyone and everyone to explore freely, and watch us grow! Our logo, featuring the wasp Dipogon sayi Banks, was designed by Monica Russo, Hymenopterist, artist and author extraordinaire, one of the founding members of the Society.


M. E. S. EVENT and COLLECTING
TRIP SCHEDULE FOR 2016!

Plans are coming together now for a number of MES events and collecting trips throughout the coming year. Additional information on the field days, and any new collecting trips or events, will be posted both here and in the newsletter as soon as we know about them!

Saturday, 27 February, 2016 - Winter Workshop, Augusta (Lepidoptera) Saturday, 26 March, 2016 - M.E.S. Maple Sugaring and Insect Collecting Field Day in North Whitefield (Lincoln County). Saturday, 7 May - Joint Event with the Friends of Edith Patch, Orono (Penobscot County) Saturday, 11 June - Field Day at Merrymeeting Fields, Woolwich (Sagadahoc County). Friday, June 24, 2016 - NEW EVENT: MES Moth Night in Camden (Knox County) Sunset @ 8:23 p.m. Saturday, 23 July, through Sunday, 24 July, 2016 (and the morning of the 25th if necessary) - Acadia Entomological BioBlitz (Hancock County) Saturday, 6 August, 2016 - M. E. S. Field Day at Big Wilson Stream in Elliotsville (Piscataquis Co.) Tuesday, 13 September, 2016 - Bug Maine-ia at the Maine State Museum, Augusta. Saturday, 17 September, 2016 - M. E. S. Field Day in Bowdoin (Sagadahoc Co.) Saturday, 1 October, 2015 - Annual Meeting, Clinton (Kennebec County).
This bee hotel will be given away at the annual M.E.S. meeting on October 1st. Click on the image to see an enlarged view.