Category Archives: Entomology

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Insect Memories

Friday was my last day in the Entomology department as a funded HLF biology curatorial trainee, so I decided to photograph some neotropical specimens. Dmitri still wants me to come back as a research volunteer to work on the Dermaptera … Continue reading

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Mathematical, Mysterious Cicadas

The photo above is a picture I took last year in Belize of a molted cicada skin. This is the husk the insect leaves behind as it finally emerges as an adult insect after its long life cycle. Despite the … Continue reading

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The Simms Indo-Australian Collection

I’m currently working on documenting and updating the nomenclature of this collection of butterflies, which was donated to The Manchester Museum in 1960 by the brothers Harold M and F.H. Simms along with a smaller European collection of Lepidoptera. Along … Continue reading

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Identification

I’m back working in the Entomology and Botany departments here at the Manchester Museum. One of my first projects upon returning was to separate and identify Neotropical specimens of Lepidoptera by family and eventually, genus and species. There is a … Continue reading

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When collections are your only identification key

As I mentioned a few posts back, as part of my traineeship I am undertaking several curation projects in various departments. One of the projects in Entomology has been to study and recurate the Lantern Bug collection at Manchester Museum. … Continue reading

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Phasmids

Just a quick post as I’m feeling mighty tired and I still have lots of work to do on the earwig collections.┬áThere are currently live phasmids in the Entomology department. One is an Australian species that feeds on eucalyptus. The … Continue reading

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