Creative Inquiry - Undergraduate Research

CREATIVE INQUIRY COURSE “BUTTERFLY BIOLOGY” – ENT 496

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To learn to ask interesting questions, develop testable hypotheses, and design and conduct small experiments using techniques uncommonly employed by undergraduate students in a hands-on laboratory and field environment.
INSTRUCTOR Matthew S. Lehnert

Posters presented by undergraduate students. (PDF files)

A Morphological Comparison of Adult Lepidopteran Mouthparts: Is the Vestigial Proboscis Functional?

Butterfly Feeding: A Relationship Between Tongue Morphology and Porous Substrates

Publications

Grant, J.I., D.M. Djani, and M.S. Lehnert. 2012. Functionality of a reduced proboscis: Fluid uptake by Phigalia  strigataria (Minot) (Geometridae: Ennominae). Journal of the Lepidopterist’s Society 66(4):211-215.

 

Students manipulating a moth proboscis under a microscope