'Fly Man of Alcatraz' to Address Nor Cal Entomology Society
April 19, 2011 See news story on Robert Kimsey
UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, the "Fly Man of Alcatraz," researches flies on "The Rock." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
DAVIS--UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, known as "The Fly Man of Alcatraz" for his work researching flies on the San Francisco Bay island that once housed some of the nation's most notorious criminals, will discuss his current research at the next meeting of the Northern California Entomology Society.
The meeting takes place from 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, May 5 in the conference room of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on Bee Biology Road, University of California, Davis.
Registration for club members and guests begins at 9:15 a.m. Membership is open to all interested persons.
Kimsey, an adjunct professor of entomology at UC Davis, works with the National Parks Service on research projects. He will speak on "The Flies of Alcatraz."
He is one of five speakers who will address the group from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sharon Lawler William Roltsch Mark Hoddle
9:15 a.m.: Registration and coffee for club members and guests
9:45 a.m.: “Non-target Effects of Mosquito Control,” aquatic entomologist-community ecologist Sharon Lawler, professor UC Davis Department of Entomology
10:30 a.m. “Trichogramma (Stingless Wasps) for Control of the Light Brown Apple Moth,” entomologist William Roltsch, senior environmental research scientist, Biocontrol Program, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Sacramento
11:15 a.m.: “Pakistani Asian Citrus Psyllid Parasitoids,” entomologist Mark Hoddle, Extension specialist in biological control, and director for the Center for Invasive Species Research, UC Riverside Department of Entomology
Noon: (Lunch menu below)
1:15 p.m.: “Flies of Alcatraz,” forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, adjunct professor, UC Davis Department of entomology
2 p.m.:“Ecosystems of Hedgerows: Pollination and Pest Control, UC Farm Advisor Rachael Long, pest management specialist, Yolo and Solano counties.
The Northern California Entomology Society is comprised of university faculty, researchers, pest abatement professionals, students and other interested persons. Newly elected president of the society is Leann Horning, an ag technician with the CDFA Biocontrol Program since 1990.
The society meets three times a year: the first Thursday in February, usually in Sacramento; the first Thursday in May, at UC Davis; and the first Thursday in November in the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District conference room, Concord. Membership dues are $10 year.
Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of the UC Davis Department of Entomology faculty serves as the secretary-treasurer.
For further information, contact Mussen at email@example.com or call (530) 752-0472
Directions to the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility:
From the east: Take Interstate 80 to Highway 113 north, the Woodland exit. Go over the freeway overpass and then take the immediate next exit, Hutchison, on your right. On Hutchison, turn left (or west, toward the airport) and continue for about 1.3 miles. Turn left onto Hopkins Road and then take an immediate left onto Bee Biology Road. The first building on the right is Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. Parking is free in front of the building or between the olive trees on both sides of the road.
From the west: Take I-80 through Dixon to Pedrick Road. Exit onto Pedrick and turn left at the stop sign, and proceed over the I-80 overpass. Proceed north on Pedrick a few miles. Turn right on Hutchinson and then right on Hopkins Road and left on Bee Biology Road. The first building on the right is Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. Parking is free in front of the building or between the olive trees on both sides of the road.
Eric Mussen, secretary-treasurer of the Northern California Entomology Society, is taking lunch choice reservations. You may order a sandwich below ($15) by May 1 or bring your own. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org; phone (530) 752-0472; or fax, (530) 752-1537. He will place the orders, which will be payable to him at the meeting.
Safeway Select Favorite Sandwiches
The Pub – Roast beef, blue cheese, caramelized onions, honey mustard and mayonnaise on artisan split crust bread.
Great Western – Smoked turkey, pepper jack and chipotle dressing on artisan split crust bread.
California Dreamin’ – Pan-roasted turkey breast, avocado, ranch spread, bacon, green leaf lettuce and tomato on rustic Italian bread.
Smoke Stack – Smoked turkey breast, black forest ham, smoked fontina, tomato, green leaf lettuce and spicy mustard on artisan split crust bread.
Primo Italiano – Black forest ham, Genoa salami, provolone, pepperoncini, mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato on artisan split crust bread.
Chicago South Sider – Roast beef, horseradish cheddar cheese, horseradish sauce, lettuce and tomato on rustic Italian bread.
Classic – Choice of Primo Taglio brand meats (grilled chicken, smoked turkey, pan roasted turkey, ham, roast beef, salami, chicken salad or tuna salad), primo Taglio brand cheeses (American, cheddar, Swiss, havarti, provolone), and condiments (lettuce, tomato, red onion, caramelized onion, green bell pepper, pepperoncini, dill pickle, bacon, and avocado) on your choice of bread: artisan split crust (original, cheddar, pesto), rustic Italian, country white or wheat, ciabatta, or focaccia (square, crusted roll).
Salad Box Lunch, Noah’s Bagels
Chinese Chicken Salad – Roasted chicken, rice noodles, spring mix, Asian veggies, peanuts, chow mein noodles with sesame dressing and baked bagel croutons, specialty bread, and cookie.
Caesar Salad – Romaine lettuce, creamy Caesar dressing, baked bagel croutons, specialty bread and cookie.
City Salad – Spring mix, sweet roasted walnuts, gorgonzola cheese, raspberry vinaigrette, baked bagel croutons, specialty bread and cookie.
--Kathy Keatley Garvey
UC Davis Department of Entomology