Monthly Archives: June 2011

Bats and Earwigs

The earwig collection at Manchester Museum contains a vast number of species and may be one of the most important in the world. It contains 276 type specimens, which is extremely rich for a collection that is housed in 3 … Continue reading

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Mysteries and Misconceptions

Into my second week updating and researching the Manchester Museum’s tropical cicada and lantern fly collections.  Literature on this particular group of insects has been difficult to find, especially with regards to the Fulgoridae. I managed to find some books … Continue reading

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New projects in Entomology

After some discussion I have two projects to do in Entomology for the next few months. The first involves updating the Fulgoridae database with photographs and up to date systematic names, the second is curating the largest and most important … Continue reading

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Lunchbreak Drawings

It’s my last week in the Herbarium for a while. Next week I’ll be moving to the Entomology department. Very excited.  I’ve started drawing during my lunch breaks. I love keeping visual records of specimens- and while I can take … Continue reading

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More condition reporting

This startled me when I first saw it on the shelf I have improved my condition report sheets. When I first went into the zoology stores to examine the specimens, I had a makeshift sheet which I jotted down information … Continue reading

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