Tim Lampasona

Tim Lampasona, originator of the ‘2013 Cicada Fest’ at the Hudson Valley Lab, enjoying Cicada sushi with peanut noodles.
Tim Lampasona is a graduate of Stony Brook University in the Department of Biological Anthropology. His passion for entomological research both locally and in the rainforests of Madagascar during his internship at Stony Brook has been of great benefit to the work we have conducted during his time with us. Prior to working with us, his entomological focus has been the behavior and conservation of beneficial bees, wasps, and ants, groups that function as pollinators, parasites and predators that reduce harmful pest populations. While at the Hudson Valley Lab, Tim has worked diligently under my supervision on the control of invasive species such as the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) and spotted wing Drosophila. His study and passion for knowledge of ant ecology has contributed greatly to our knowledge of the impact ant species have on the invasive brown marmorated stink bug. His observations of this group in the canopy of deciduous trees used as host of the BMSB has changed our perspective on the impact ants have had on this newly invasive pest.

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