Up and running since 30 May, 2000

M.E.S. T-shirts and Sweatshirts

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). There are still a few LARGER ADULT shirts (both Tees and sweats) that are cream-colored (comparable to the background color on this web page) and available in L-XL-XXL sizes; a new order has gone in for shirts in a pale gray. 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 ($22 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 extra, if you want them mailed to you; see the order form for costs for mailed shirts.
Click here to download an order form for T-shirts and/or membership renewal (pdf format). Shirts are available now!
We ALSO have a very limited number of M. E. S. Baseball Caps, in pale olive green with the M.E.S. logo on the front. Caps are fully adjustable and are $15 each; contact Dana Michaud 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 120 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 $15 per year, and may be paid up to two years in advance; lifetime membership is available @ $200. 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. 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, 6 January: Pinning, Labeling and Sorting Workshop - Maine Forest Service Lab, Augusta (Kennebec County), at 50 Hospital Street, Augusta (1 mile south of Cony Circle, immediately south of the State Police Headquarters building, overlooking the Kennebec River. From 9:00 a.m. - ??
Interested in learning to pin or point insects or practice? Interested in helping with some maintenance on the Maine Forest Service collection? No experience needed, just patience, attention to detail and a steady hand.
Besides pinning we need to move and label some specimens in the collection.
Bring a lunch and drink.
RSVP to Charlene Donahue - via e-mail at donahuecp15@gmail.com or phone at (207) 485-0960, particularly if you would like to participate and haven't yet let her know.
Directions: Take Exit 113 from I-95 and head east towards Belfast. Cross the Kennebec River and turn right (south) on Route 201. Continue south to Cony Circle; go about 2/3 of the way around this and then up the hill, following signs for East State Route 17 to Randolph and Rockland. Be in the right-hand lane as you go up this hill. At the top of the hill, the left lane MUST turn left onto Route 17. Go straight ahead on Route 9. The MFS lab is 0.2 miles ahead, on your right; it's a pale frosted mint green building.

Saturday, January 27th: Winter Workshop - mosquitos and blackflies, Augusta (Kennebec County).
The MES Winter Workshop will be on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Maine Forest Service Southern Regional Headquarters off Route 3 in Augusta.
Presenting on mosquitoes (Culicidae) will be Dr. Allison Gardner, University of Maine professor, and Chuck Lubelczyk, biologist with the Maine Medical Center Research Institute. These two have extensive knowledge of mosquitoes. Chuck has studied them for years in Maine. Allison is new to Maine and brings expertise on vector-borne diseases. University of Maine graduate student Chase Gagne has a passion for non-biting midges (Chironomidae) and will be familiarizing us with with this group of aquatic insects that may look like mosquitoes but are very different.
As in past workshops there will information on biology, life history and taxonomy as well as the connection between mosquitoes and disease - a lot to pack into one day!
Please pre-register by January 12th. There is a $20 fee for the workshop; please bring your $20 with you to the workshop so we do not have to reimburse money if the workshop is canceled. There is a limit of 35 people and we usually fill these workshops to capacity, so sign up early. Bring a bag lunch, but coffee and tea will be provided. There are microscopes available but if you can bring one, please do so.
DO CONTACT Charlene Donahue (via e-mail at donahuecp15@gmail.com or by phone at 207-485-0960) to pre-register for the event. If you pre-register and can't attend, please let her know ASAP so anyone on a wait list can be made happy.
Directions: From north or south on Interstate 95: take exit 113 and merge onto Route 3, heading eastwards toward Augusta/Belfast. Cross the Kennebec River and keep going straight on Route 3. At 5.9 miles from the Interstate, you'll go up a hill and turn right at the top (Maine Department of Conservation sign) onto Conservation Drive.
Either 14 Conservation Dr. or 2870 North Belfast Ave., Augusta, might work in your GPS unit; the facility is located at the TOP of the hill.

Monday, February 26th: RETIREMENT CELEBRATION for Charlene Donahue at Maine Forest Service Lab, Augusta (Kennebec County), at 50 Hospital Street, Augusta (0.2 mile south of Cony Circle). From 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Directions: Take Exit 113 from I-95 and head east towards Belfast. Cross the Kennebec River and turn right (south) on Route 201. Continue south to Cony Circle; go about 2/3 of the way around this and then up the hill, following signs for East State Route 17 to Randolph and Rockland. Be in the right-hand lane as you go up this hill. At the top of the hill, the left lane MUST turn left onto Route 17. Go straight ahead on Route 9. The MFS lab is 0.2 miles ahead, on your right; it's a pale frosted mint green building.
For information, contact Patti Roberts (patti.roberts@maine.gov or by phone at 207-287-2431).

March 24: Field Day: Whitefield (Lincoln County).
Join us from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at 460 Mills Road, Whitefield (in Lincoln County). Visit a backyard sugar operation, enjoy the company and collect a bug or two or maybe more.
Maple syrup buckets often contain a fascinating assemblage of insects, plus there are insects on tree boles, in the woodpile and tucked in other nooks and crannies this time of year. There is a seep open all winter down near the river and wetlands across the road. Two beehives have made it through the winter so far and if it is warm enough we will take a peek to see if they need to be fed.
Dress for the weather and be sure to wear boots; bring snowshoes if conditions permit, as well as your lunch and drinks. Bring dip nets and pans for aquatics, as well as vials, etc. for terrestrial collecting. If the sap cooker is running, there are usually people hanging out, and it's a laid-back time (until a batch of syrup is ready to come off!).
There will be a meeting of the Executive Committee at 9:00 a.m. to discuss how we are doing on action items from the 2017 MES annual meeting; this meeting is open to all.
Contact Charlene Donahue if you're planning to attend: call 485-0960 or by e-mail at donahuecp15@gmail.com.
See you Saturday - there should be lots of sap!!

Directions: Take Route 17 east out of Augusta. Go 12 miles, and then turn right onto Route 218 (Mills Road); Charlene's house is 0.8 mile down the road, on the right. It's a cream-colored cape, with a garage with rounded doors.

Street view of Charlene's driveway and garage, with Melyra, the wonder dog.

April 21: JOINT M.E.S. - M.E.S.O. Service Day in Orono (Penobscot County). This will be a joint event with M.E.S.O. (the Maine Entomology Student Organization at UMO) on their Biodiversity Collection (with some sorting, identification, and pinning of specimens), from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in 301 Deering Hall, University of Maine, Orono. Here's a tentative schedule of events:
10:00 a.m. - Introductions, 5-minute student lightning talks (To give everyone a general idea of what we're working on here at the university)
11:00 a.m. - Introduction to the teaching collection and our intended approaches to sprucing it up. Collection curation and organization will begin with the potential for brief tours of lab facilities for anyone who's interested. Curation will also be in the context of the upcoming Bioblitz (preparing boxes to receive specimens and setting boxes aside for research-grade voucher specimens).
1:00 p.m. - Lunch break (bring your own) in Room 118
2:00 p.m. - Resume collection organization until people begin to lose steam, so we're planning on ending the event at 4:00 p.m.
For the last 45 minutes of the event, we would like to brief everyone for a planned "Spring Marsh Island Bioblitz." This will be focused on arthropod biodiversity in different areas on Marsh island, on which the campus is located, for a two-day span on April 28-29.

Directions: Take Interstate 95 to Exit 193 and follow the signs to the U. Maine campus. Turn left from Campus Drive (Route 2A) onto Munson Drive (just past the Lambda Chi fraternity house on your right). Go up the road to the top of the hill and turn right on Sebago Road. Take the first right onto the Grove Street Extension. Deering Hall is the 2nd building on your right, just past the Roger Clapp Greenhouses. Click here to download an annotated campus map.
Click here to download a complete schedule of MESO events planned for the spring term.

April 28: Marsh Island Bioblitz: Saturday, Deering Hall @ UMO, Room 301 (This room will be "home base" for the event duration - see above entry for directions.); Orono (Penobscot County).
For this all-taxa blitz, MESO is setting out pitfall traps and malaise traps on Thursday the 26th in each of the sites. During the blitz, traps will be emptied. We are also planning on sweep-netting, general searching, and aquatic sampling (one site has a small pond). We will also have Berlese funnels available, so leaf litter can be collected at each site and brought back to Deering. MESO will collect the specimens from those funnels the next day.
We ask that people bring their own lunch. Also, we ask that people bring their own nets, kill jars, forceps (if you have a special pair), and waders (if you'd like to partake in aquatic sampling). However, we will be able to provide all necessary lab and field equipment for those that don't have their own.
Tentative schedule:
9:00 a.m. - Gather in Deering 301 for brief introductions, sampling/site layout, sampling team organization, and equipment distribution (for those that do not have their own net, kill jar, etc.).
10:00 a.m. - Depart for sites (all four sites are on or adjacent to campus). Empty previously placed traps and collect further arthropods (there's no main focus for this blitz, so anything goes).
1:00 p.m. - Conclude sampling, lunch break
2:00 p.m. - Curation, identification, and organization into boxes of collected specimens.
4:00-5:00 p.m. - Conclude as people lose steam. MESO will finish specimen curation after the event if there are still some left over.
Hope you can join us!

Saturday, May 5: "Insect Day" at the Orono Public Library (Penobscot County). For the third straight year, MES will participate in "Insect Day" at the Orono Library. This will include a collecting and identification event on the trails behind the Edith Patch house on College Avenue. Coordinator: Kathy Claerr; Anne Mallett and Anna Court will also be resource people.

Saturday, May 12: Field Day at Sunkhaze Meadows N.W.R., Benton (Kennebec County), from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Last year, we had a field day in the main Milford portion of the Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, which encloses the second-largest peatland in Maine. Many people are unaware that there is a smaller, 334-acre more grassy parcel that is part of the same refuge, and which is situated in Benton. This former dairy farm consist of open grasslands, with several small ponds, including one beaver pond, as well as extensive areas of forest lands. The fauna will likely be totally different from what is to be found in the Milford grounds.
Bring all your regular collecting equipment and supplies, plus lunch and your drink(s). There are no restroom facilities at the site; the nearest store is on the Benton Neck Road (after you've crossed the Kennebec River – see directions below) which has typical convenience-store options. Other options are present in Fairfield.
Directions: GPS coordinates: 44 deg. 34.860'N, 69 deg. 31.655' W.
From the north on I-95: Take Exit 133 and at the end of the offramp, turn right. You'll be on US Route 201 headed south, and should go by the Purple Cow Pancake House (on your left) as you come into Fairfield. At the stoplight, turn left. You'll go over the Kennebec River and rise up a hill. At the top of the hill, continue straight ahead through this second light. Continue on this road to where it bends slightly to the left and comes to a stop sign. Turn left, then turn right at the next intersection to cross the Sebasticook River. At the top of the rise above this, turn right, and then turn left at the next intersection (perhaps a distance of one city block). The parking area is exactly 1 mile straight ahead, on your left.
From the south on I-95: Take Exit 127, and turn right at the end of the offramp. Kennebec Valley Community College will be right in front of you, across the roadway. Take this road (Western Avenue) to the end, where it'll come to a "T" at U. S. Route 201; speed limits are very low here - beware! Turn right, and at the stoplight, turn left to cross the Kennebec River. From there, follow the directions above.
Click here to download a map of the Refuge, or here for a map of the various mapped cover types in the Refuge. Bob Nelson will have a small number of printed copies of these in the field; as of Tuesday evening, May 8th, the weather forecast is for a high temperature of 56 degrees with a 50% chance of rain. Not a great forecast, but that also means a 50% chance it won't rain!
Coordinator for this will be Bob Nelson (BeetleBob2003@gmail.com, or via phone at 207-426-9629).

Saturday, June 9: Field Day at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, Baring Division (Washington County). Meet at Refuge Headquarters at 103 Headquarters Road, Baring, Maine, at 10:00 a.m.
Directions: Take U. S. Route 1 to Baring, which will be just before you get to Calais, coming from the south. About 1.25 miles beyond Downeast Glass (which will be on your left), turn right onto Charlotte Road. Take this 2.4 miles to the south, and turn right on Headquarters Road. Take this to the parking lot at the Refuge Headquarters - at 45 deg. 06.870'N, 67 deg. 16.851'W. (Download a pdf map below to see precisely where this is.)
There is tremendous diversity here, with woods, meadows including blueberries, RR tracks, accessible swamps, and an abandoned gravel pit all within a half-mile of a building for our headquarters with restrooms, chairs and tables for lunch and recapping. This is also a short distance from Calais, with motels, Subway, McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts, etc.
Click here to download a pdf map of the Baring Division of the Refuge.
Coordinator: Fred Gralenski. Please do let him know (via e-mail at gralf1@wildblue.net) if you're expecting to come, to help with his planning.

July 14: Weekend field event in T4R7 WELS (Penobscot County) at Charlene's camp. Collecting will be in the vicinity of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. Coordinator: Charlene Donahue.
We hope to obtain a Special Use Permit to collect in the Monument (the request is pending) but there are plenty of other interesting habitats outside the Monument as well. There is the Sebois River and aquatic collecting, gravel pits, open area, mixed forestlands, beaver flowages, bogs, ponds, etc.
The roads in this area are rugged, unpaved logging roads, and while 4WD may not be necessary, high ground clearance is a must. Bring all your regular collecting gear and personal supplies, including a rain parka if there's any forecast for thundershowers, as well as food and PLENTY of water. A compass would be a good idea if you go off trail or out of sight of the road; GPS only works reliably if you can get a clear view of the sky.
Because this area is more remote than most of our field events, we will have two gathering places. The first will be at the Irving gas station in Sherman. Bob Nelson (BeetleBob2003@gmail.com; 207-426-9629) will be coordinating this group. Note that Bob Nelson does not have a cell phone, so once he leaves his home on Friday morning, you won't be able to reach him.
Those wanting to meet at the Irving station in Sherman should be there by 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. To get to Sherman, take I-95 northbound and get off at Exit 264. Turn left at the end of the offramp, drive beneath the Interstate, and the gas station will be right there in front of you. The station also has a quick-stop store inside; there is a diner in a Shell gas station on the opposite side of the Interstate, about 1/3 mile to the south. People wanting to go up the night before and/or stay Saturday night can contact the Katahdin Valley Motel (207-365-4554) ASAP (because they can fill up quickly!), which is right next door to the gas station; Bob will be staying here Friday and Saturday nights. Those desiring to camp out or stay elsewhere probably already know more about the area than we could recommend.
The second gathering locale will be at Charlene Donahue's camp in T4 R7 WELS. Charlene will also be going up Friday morning, so if you want to stay Friday night you probably should go in with her because: 1) it is not always easy to be on the correct logging road; and 2) they are actively logging on this road system and may be hauling at that time, so it will be safer to go together. She also has a CB radio to communicate with the trucks to maximize safety. Please let Charlene know by Thursday, July 12th if you would like to stay in or at her camp either Friday or Saturday night, or both. Call her with any questions at 207-485-0960 or email donahuecp15@gmail.com. Note that there is NO cell-phone coverage in this area!
Whichever option you choose, we need to know by Thursday, July 12th who is coming - so you don't get left behind! We also will need to know ASAP if you change your mind and will NOT be joining us, so we don't wait for you!

Saturday, August 4, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Insects: their identification, tracks and signs.
Charley Eiseman, lead author of Tracks & Sign of Insects, is a freelance naturalist based in Western Massachusetts, and has done natural resource inventories throughout New England for the past 20 years. The previous week he will be teaching a course on this topic at Eagle Hill Institute in Steuben, Maine, and has enthusiastically agreed to lead this walk on his way home.
Meet at the Long Cove Headwaters Preserve in Searsport. From Route 1 in Searsport, take Mt. Ephraim Road west for 2.6 miles and turn right onto Savery Road. Go 0.6 miles to the preserve parking lot on the right.

August 25: Field Day at Kathy Claerr's property, Bowdoin (Sagadahoc County).
August in Bowdoin is not to be missed: sun and warmth are guaranteed! Plenty of shady forest to cool off in; sandy streams, too. An extensive gravel pit, sand banks, small ponds, mown fields, forests of variable successional stages. Backyard flower and vegetable gardens, too. All available within a short distance of my country estate where we can debrief on the day's haul! Coordinator: Kathy Claerr.

September 8: Field Day in the Rangeley/Saddleback Mountain area (Franklin County). Coordinator: Dana Michaud.
Dana Michaud invites all adventurous M.E.S. members and potential members to join him collecting in the Rangeley area on Saturday, September 8th. A whole host of options remains open for collecting – from lakeshores to streams to forests, clear-cuts, meadows and alpine slopes. Precisely where we'll go will be determined by the preferences of those who show up!
We'll gather at 10:00 a.m. at the Scenic Overlook over Rangeley Lake. This is on Maine State Route 4, on your left (if you're coming from the south) immediately before the turnoff to the Saddleback Ski Area on Dallas Hill Road. There's ample parking here, and we'll have an M.E.S. sign at the entrance. Bring your lunch, appropriate clothing (it can be chilly if it gets wet), and all collecting gear.
DO let Dana know if you're planning to come by calling him at 207-872-7683. Dana doesn't have a cell phone, nor e-mail access – so there will be no way to contact him at the last minute if you wake up Saturday morning and decide that you want to go.

TUESDAY, September 11 <= NOTE DATE CORRECTION!!!: Bug Maine-ia at the Maine State Museum, Augusta, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For a cute and musical preview of the 2017 event, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmywIptAz9c.
It is that time of year again! Bug Maine-ia at the Maine State Museum is just around the corner, and the staff at the Maine State Museum education division is in full planning mode.
You may have heard of this insect extravaganza, which is the museum’s largest annual event of the year. The museum sees over 1,000 people, hundreds of which are students, both public- and home-schooled, who come excited to learn all about insects! On that day, all the students are entomologists in training; they love the bugs!
Contributing to the heightened enthusiasm for insects on this day, are the many Maine entomologists who each year fill the museum with fascinating insect displays and hands-on opportunities allowing the public up-close and personal interaction with the bugs. Certainly we could not achieve such a successful event without the dedication and enthusiasm of all the entomologists and educators who participate. We extend a big thank you to all those dedicated presenters who join us year after year. If you have never been, we hope you will take the time to check out this amazing event!
We are always looking for new presenters and new volunteers, so if you or someone you know has a great idea for an insect display or activity or if you would like to come and help out with an existing activity, please contact Joanna Torow at 287-6608 or e-mail her at Joanna.torow@maine.gov. We’d love to have you! Coordinator: Joanna Turow (Joanna.Torow@maine.gov; 207-287-6608).

October 13 <= NOTE DATE CHANGE!: MES Annual Meeting at Bob & Nettie Nelson's home in Clinton (NE Kennebec County).
Bob and Nettie Nelson (BeetleBob2003@gmail.com or 426-9629) invite all M.E.S. members and potential members to their home at Rock Ridge, for the annual M.E.S. business meeting, on Saturday, October 13th. NOTE: this is a date change from what had previously been announced!
The grounds are open for collecting, as usual, with some changes since last year as to habitats. Our perennial sunflowers should be in full bloom at this time, and are usually a haven for late-season Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera and other nectar and pollen feeders.
We'll have oven-roasted chicken and vegan chili available, and invite everyone to bring something else to add to the pot-luck luncheon that precedes the business meeting.
Please do let us know if you're planning to attend to help with our planning! Signs will be posted at the ends of the Clinton off-ramps from I-95 to guide you to the meeting. Please contact Bob if you need directions from another route.
This year will mark our third annual bee-hotel drawing. Some lucky attending M.E.S. member will take home a free Bee Hotel! Liz Mazurkiewicz and Anne Mallett have taken them in the past two years.
We'll be ready for guests by 10:00 a.m., so people can spread out across the fields and forest for collecting. Lunch will begin around noon, and the business meeting will start at 1:30. Dana Michaud will be in attendance, so this'll also be a good opportunity to renew your membership for 2019 (hint!).
Minutes of the 2017 Meeting were published in the November, 2017, issue of the newsletter, on p. 2-3. One of the agenda items will be to confirm to accept (or amend) these minutes, so please be ready to bring any errors to our attention!
Coordinator: Bob Nelson.

November: Maine Bumble Bee Atlas speaker. Exact date, time and place to be determined.

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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 460 Mills Road Whitefield, ME 04353 e-mail:
Contact the President for changes of address, general information, etc.
Kathy Claerr 214 Lewis Hill Road Bowdoin, ME 04287 e-mail:
phone: 666-3551
(Mr.) Dana Michaud 3 Halde Street Waterville, ME 04901 phone: 872-7683
Newsletter Editor
and Webmaster
Bob Nelson 779 Battle Ridge Road Clinton, ME 04927 e-mail:
phone: 426-9629
Member-At-Large of the
Executive Committee
Anna Court P. O. Box 600 Skowhegan, ME 04976 e-mail:
phone: 474-8691
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
Mayflies of Maine
(a pdf download)
Stoneflies of Maine Butterflies and Moths of Maine Caterpillars of Eastern Forests (pdf download) 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
Click HERE for a pdf of "Carabids of Maine" by Dearborn et al. (2014)
(an international butterfly site)
Zombee Watch
(a site on parasitized honeybees)
Maine Bumble Bee Atlas Project
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
Eagle Hill Institute in Steuben, Maine Calendar of All Summer Seminars, Workshops and Courses at Eagle Hill Schedule of Entomology Summer Programs at Eagle Hill
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)

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