|Insect Low Temperature Biology
The Sinclair Lab at UWO
I began work in the lab sometime in August of 2008, aiding Caroline Williams with her research (which I’ve done in one way or another ever since). I then continued on as a field assistant on Vancouver Island during the summer of 2009. My stay in Ladysmith, B.C. lasted about 2 months and was most definitely the best job I’ve ever had. For the most part we kept busy catching Propertius Duskywing (Erynnis propertius) and Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon). We would then take back females to our greenhouse and “encourage” them to lay eggs, which we would then collect and ship to our colleagues at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana. My position as a WorkStudy lab assistant continued with successfully collecting and rearing untold numbers of Fall Webworm (Hyphantria cunea) for Caroline William’s research.