Up and running since 30 May, 2000

M.E.S. T-shirts and Sweatshirts

(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). Shirts are cream colored (comparable to the background color on this web page) on heavy-weight 100% cotton fabric, available in S-M-L-XL sizes. Sizes are running a little large - i.e., a "L" in these is almost as big as an "XL" from another source, but they do shrink some with washing.
Contrary to original expectations, the sweatshirts are the same color as the tees. These are 80% cotton, 20% polyester, with a soft velour-like lining; sizes also running large, but they shrink nicely with washing and the elastics at the wrists and waist are exemplary.
T-shirts are $13 each, sweatshirts are $17, if you pick them up. [PLUS SIZES - XXL and XXXL - are available, but are $2 additional per shirt.]
Click HERE to download an order form that will include pricing for shirts to be mailed, multiples, etc. Shirts are available now from Dana Michaud! [We're starting to run really low on the smaller sizes, so get it now if you want one!]

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.


Plans are coming together now for a number of MES events and collecting trips throughout the coming year. What's shown below are those currently scheduled, most of which will also be found on the M.E.S. Calendar. Additional information on these field days, and any new collecting trips and events, will be posted both here and in the newsletter as soon as we know about them!

Saturday, 28 March, 2015 - M.E.S. Field Day, North Whitefield (Lincoln County) Saturday, 2 May, 2015 - M.E.S. Field Day on Kennebunk Plains (York County). Saturday, 30 May, 2015 - M.E.S. Field day at Ross Road Blueberry Plain (formerly Reclaim Plains), Old Orchard Beach (York County). Saturday, 13 June, 2015 NOTE DATE CHANGE! - M.E.S. Field day at Hidden Valley Nature center, Jefferson (Lincoln County). Friday, 17 July, through Monday, 20 July, 2015 - Acadia Entomological BioBlitz (Hancock County) Saturday, 8 August, 2015 - M. E. S. Field Day at Big Wilson Stream in Elliotsville (Piscataquis Co.)
Saturday, 22 August, 2015 - M.E.S. Field day in Woolwich (Sagadahoc County). Saturday, 12 September, 2015 - Annual Meeting, Clinton (Kennebec County). Tuesday, 15 September, 2015 NOTE DATE CHANGE! - Bug Maine-ia at the Maine State Museum, Augusta.
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The MES can only appeal to a wide variety of members if officers and board members are made aware of your opinions. Please let us know what you think and would like to see us doing!

Further information on all scheduled meetings and trips will be posted as arrangements are made and confirmed!

Charlene Donahue Maine Forest Service
Insect and Disease Laboratory
Location address:
50 Hospital Street
Augusta, Maine
Mailing address:
168 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0168
Contact the President for changes of address, general information, etc.
E-mail address: Charlene.Donahue@maine.gov
Telephone: 207-287-3244
Karen Hopkins 21 Division Street
Apt. 2
Bangor, ME 04401 e-mail:
(Mr.) Dana Michaud 3 Halde Street Waterville, ME 04901
Newsletter Editor
and Webmaster
Bob Nelson Dept. of Geology
Colby College
5804 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8858 e-mail:
Member-At-Large of the
Executive Committee
Brandon Woo . . e-mail:
Member-At-Large of the
Executive Committee
Edie King 7 Salem Street Waterville, ME 04901 e-mail:
phone: 873-1816

Information & Links
Click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free, which is needed to read pdf files including the digital M.E.S. newsletters.
M. E. S. Information and Membership Applications
Maine Entomological Society Constitution Maine Entomological
Society Bylaws
Maine Entomological Society Membership Application (pdf) Maine Entomological Society Membership Application (html)
Educational Sites and Web Sites for Identification of Unknowns
K-12 Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Curricula for Teachers (from Maine Dept. of Agriculture) Got Bugs? A guide to identification for citizens (from Maine Dept. of Agriculture) Maine Insect and Disease Fact Sheets Maine Forest Service Insect Collection Home Page
an on-line source for information and identification help for any insects from the U.S. and Canada
Collecting and Preserving Insects and Mites (A 68-page guide from the Systematic Entomology Laboratory, U. S. Dept. of Agriculture.) Maine Forest Service Publications
home page
Web Sites for Information on Specific Groups
Maine Ticks (from the Maine Medical Center Research Institute) Maine Dragonfly and Damselfly Survey Odonata of Maine
(from the USGS)
Mayflies of Maine
(from the USGS)
Stoneflies of Maine Butterflies and Moths of Maine Caterpillars of Eastern Forests Maine Butterfly Survey Web Site
Maine Butterfly Checklist - 2005 [html] Maine Butterfly Checklist - 2005 [in Microsoft Word] Mosquitoes of Maine Table of mosquito species in Maine
Maine Carabid photo pages eButterfly
(an international butterfly site)
Zombee Watch
(a site on parasitized honeybees)
Tiger Beetles of Maine
The Pieris Project
Investigating the diversity of Cabbage Whites
Insect Home Page at the Tree of Life web site Arachnid Home Page at the Tree of Life web site
Research Resources, Institutes, Publications, etc.
Entomological Bio-Blitzes at Acadia Maine Nature News Friends of Dr. Edith Marion Patch
Humboldt Field Research Institute in Steuben, Maine Calendar of Summer Seminars, Workshops and Courses at Eagle Hill
[ Humboldt Field Research Institute ]
Publications on Insects
[Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station]
Research Guide to Entomology
[Fogler Library, University of Maine]
Forestry Images
[photographs of predominantly forest insects]
Other Entomological Societies
Acadian Entomological Society Entomological Society of Canada Home Page Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes The Coleopterists Society
Vermont Entomological Society American Entomological Society Home Page Young Entomologists Society Other Entomological Societies
(via the Association for Tropical Lepidoptera)

The MES web pages are maintained by R. E. Nelson (BeetleBob2003@yahoo.com). Please e-mail any questions,
comments or suggestions you may have, especially if you encounter difficulties.

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[ This page last modified on 24 August, 2015. ]