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Frank E. Kurczewski

Professor Emeritus

133 Illick Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210

Telephone: (315) 470-6809



Kurczewski, F.E. (1998). Distribution, Status, Evaluation, and Recommendations for the Protection of Tachysphex pechumani Krombein, the Antennal-Waving Wasp. Natural Areas Journal 18: 242-254.

F.E. Kurczewski and M.G. Spofford (1998). Alternative nesting strategies in Ammophila urnaria (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae) J. of Nat. Hist. 32, 99-106.

F.E. Kurczewski (1998). Territoriality and Mating Behavior of Sphex pensylvanicus L. (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae). J Hym. Res. 7(1), 74-83.

M. G. Spofford, and F.E. Kurczewski (1990). Comparitive larvipositional behaviours and cleptoparasitic frequencies of Neartic species of Miltogrammini (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). J. of Nat. Hist. 24, 731-755.

B.J. Hager and F.E. Kurczewski (1986). Nesting Behavior of Ammophila harti (Fernald) (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae). The American Midland Naturalist 116(1) 7-24.



EFB 352 Elements of Entomology (3 credit hours). Two hours of lecture, three hours of laboratory/field work. General classifications of insects, morphology, physiology, ecology, behavior, and basic principles of population control.

EFB 797 Climate Reconstruction/Great Lakes Ecosystems (1 credit hour). The effects of the Wisconsinan glaciation and the Holocene on the distribution of plants and animals in the Great Lakes region.



Insect taxonomy, morphology and behavior; systematics and evolutionary behavior of predatory wasps; host/parasite relationships of Hymenoptera, Diptera; climate reconstruction of the Great Lakes Region and Atlantic Coastal Plain.


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