Offshore Entomology: Bees, Moths, and the Hidden Diversity of Vineyard Pollinators

July 31, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Sponsored by the Dukes Soil Conservation District


Photo courtesty of Paul Goldstein

Join us for a lecture by Paul Goldstein, research entomologist with the USDA Systematic Entomology Laboratory in Washington, DC, where he is curator in the Lepidoptera (moth) collection at the Smithsonian. This presentation will showcase some of the highlights of 30 years of work devoted to the Island’s insects, and the unique diversity of its native bees, moths, and other pollinators. Featuring vivid images of these insects and their Island habitats, Dr. Goldstein will describe the fascinating biology of some of our most unusual, colorful, and beneficial insect residents, and their importance to understanding our environment.