Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting

100th Annual Meeting of the Florida Entomological Society, July 16-20, 2017, Isla Verde (San Juan) Puerto Rico

·        Joint Meeting with the Caribbean Food Crops Society:  2017FES program  :   FINAL PROGRAM CFCS 2017 PUERTO RICO.pdf    

o   Registration with either society entitles to:

§  Joint opening session

§  Joint socials

§  Access to all technical sessions 

o   FES registration (http://flaentsoc.org/2017registrationform.rtf )

Call for Symposia and Workshops

Student Awards Announcements
Submitted Paper form  (oral, poster, student, and symposium presentations)

Note: poster size is 80 cm w by 120 cm h (~30" by 45")
:  Verdanza Hotel: Verdanza Hotel, Isla Verde, Puerto Rico  (see pictures below)

o   (http://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=1748608&hotelID=73244 )

o   Sales Manager: Mrs. Giovanna Buono

o   Phone: 787-253-9000, Fax: 787-253-9007, Email: gbuono@verdanzahotel.com

o   Name of event: Florida Entomological Society, All attendees must identify themselves as a member of the Group to receive Group rate. Deadline for reservations: Thursday, June 15, 2017

Room Rates: Standard City View, Single Rate US$105, Double Rate US$105, 9% Government fee, 14% Hotel fee, $US1.00/person/per room/night Maid Charges. Standard City View Double/Double, Single Rate US$105, Double Rate US$105, 9% Government fee, 14% Hotel fee, $US1.00/person/per room/night Maid Charges. Maximum four people per room. Third and fourth adult fee in room is US$25.00 per adult per night.

Here are some meeting highlights:

Pioneer lecture honoring Dr. Bill Buren to be given by Dr. Robert Vander Meer at Joint Opening Session of Annual FES and CFCS Meeting in San Juan Puerto Rico

Dr. William Buren described the red imported fire ant with the specific epithet name invicta meaning invincible because of its resilient nature and the belief that it would be difficult to manage.  The ant has proven to be appropriately named in the US as well as the Caribbean where it has recently invaded, causing billions of dollars in damages annually and impacting human health, crops, domestic animals and wildlife.

Dr. Bob Vander Meer is Research Leader USDA-ARS-CMAV-Gainesville FL where he heads  the Imported Fire Ant and Household Research Program https://www.ars.usda.gov/southeast-area/gainesville-fl/center-for-medical-agricultural-and-veterinary-entomology/imported-fire-ant-and-household-insects-research/people/robert-vander-meer/


Field Trip to Guánica Dry Forest  http://www.puertorico.com/reserves/guanica-biosphere-reserve/ (photos to be linked soon)

o   Thursday, 20 July

o   Many indigenous and endangered species

o   Old Spanish fort

o   Possibilities to collect

o   $45 with lunch; Register soon ( http://flaentsoc.org/2017registrationform.rtf ); Don’t be left behind!

For more information contact:

Rosa Amelia Franqui, PhD

Director MEBT

Museo de Entomología y Biodiversidad Tropical

Jardín Botánico Norte 

Calle Palmetum 105 Suite 1

San Juan, PR 00927


Tel: (787) 767-9723 ext. 2501, 2502

Email: franqui@eeauprm.edu, rosa.franqui@upr.edu



Posters from previous annual meetings can be viewed here.

See Archives for programs and abstracts of previous meetings.