2017 WES Meeting Recap and Photo Competition Winners

Once again, WES’s fall meeting was well attended, with nearly 30 members and friends attending the event on November 4th.  In addition to catching up with fellow insect enthusiasts, big draws of the meeting are the annual “Tales from the Field” (short reports from the last year on collecting trips, interesting finds, and other news) and the annual Photo Salon Competition.  As in previous years, 2017’s Photo Salon Competition featured great images from a number of WES members. The winning images of 2017 can be found below:

1st Place: A moth making a nighttime snack for a Nursery Web Spider (Kyle Johnson)

2nd Place: Singing male Forbes’ Tree Cricket (Oecanthus forbesi) (Nancy Collins)

3rd Place: Up-close shot of a Wandering Violin Mantis (Gongylus gongylodes) (PJ Liesch)