1 July - 11 July 2013 Wiegmann
is co-Instructor, with Jeet Sukumaran and Matt
Pennel, Curso Filogenetica
@ Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica, Centro de
Investigación de la Biodiversidad y el Cambio
Climático, Quito, Ecuador.
Exciting New Publication by Tabanid
PEET graduate student Bryan Lessard:
Lessard, B, S. L. Cameron, B. M. Wiegmann, and D. K.
Yeates (2013) The evolution and biogeography of the
austral horse fly tribe Scionini (Diptera: Tabanidae:
Pangoniinae) inferred using multiple mitochondrial and
nuclear genes. Molecular Phylogenetics and
Evolution 68: 516-540.
16 May- 19 May 2013
Lab members and colleagues conducted
field research and shared recent results at the North
American Dipterists Society (NADS) Field Meeting held
16-19 May 2013 at Mississippi State University.
Beautiful southern US collecting localities in Noxubee
N.W.R. and Tombigbee N.F. were surveyed for many
two-winged inhabitants. Special thanks to MSU
systematist Rich Brown for hosting an excellent
March 2013 - We've Moved... to labs
and offices on 3rd Floor, Gardner Hall. Stop by and
- We Welcome New Lab Members!
Visiting PhD student Kirstern Lica
Haseyama is conducting molecular systematics research
and training on a 1-year fellowship from the Federal
University of Paraná. Lica completed her M.S. in
Entomology in 2010 from Federal University of
Paraná. For her Ph.D., Lica is collecting
molecular and morphological data on the phylogeny of
Muscidae with special emphasis on the placement on the
placement and diversification of Neotropical lineages.
October 2012 - Dr. Steven Turner
successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation, The
Evolution of Sexually Selected Traits in Dance
Flies. Steve is now a Post Doctoral Researcher
at Iowa State University in the Nason lab studying the
evolutionary ecology of the fig-wasp mutualism in Baja
Mexico. CONGRATULATIONS STEVE!!!!