Omar Bocanegra – An Introduction to Dragonflies and Damselflies

April 6, 2016 Chapter Meeting

Join us in learning about the ever darting Dragonflies and Damselflies. Omar Bocanegra is the Endangered Species Coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Arlington, Texas Field Office and has been studying dragonflies and damselflies for many years.

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Arlington Field Office serves 112 counties in Texas is the lead office for the lesser prairie-chicken, endangered black-capped vireo and endangered sharpnose and smalleye shiners.  Omar has worked for the Service for over 16 years on endangered species issues, as well as fish and aquatic insect studies.  He received both his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology and Master of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at Arlington.  His Master’s research focused on sexual selection in the desert firetail damselfly.  Omar will provide a PowerPoint presentation on the biology and identification of dragonflies and damselflies and show specimens from his personal collection.


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6:30 Meet and eat – 7:00 Introduction and Announcements – 7:20 Presentation on Dragonflies and Damselflies – 8:45 Adjournment

The meeting place for the April meeting is: Walnut Hill United Methodist Church 10066 Marsh Lane Dallas, TX 75229

Walnut Hill UMC is the church just north of the AgriLife office on Marsh Lane. Once inside the building proceed to the meeting room in the basement.

As always, all of our meetings are free and open to the public.

Hope to see YOU there!!

Contact Information: Omar Bocanegra, Fish and Wildlife Biologist U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2005 NE Green Oaks Blvd, Suite 140, Arlington, Texas 76006, Office: 817-277-1100 ext. 2126

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