Visitors to the Insects lab
PhD Student from University of Illinois studying Neotropical Tridactylidae
Nathalie Baena, a PhD student from Illinois Natural History Survey
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign visited the Insect Division and examined our holdings of Neotropical Tridactylidae (pygmy mole crickets).
Dr. David Nickle, retired Smithsionian entomologist
Dr. David Nickle, retired Smithsionian entomologist, is examining our phasmid (walking stick) collection. He's working on describing the Orthopteroid fauna of a region in Ecuador.
Chris Dick, associate curator and EEB professor visiting insect collection with students
Chris is teaching a first year seminar entitled "Amazon Rainforests" which is largely non-bio track students fresh out of high school.
Dragonflies are OK
The world-class Odonata collection in the Insect Division provided new data from old specimens for researchers from the Oklahoma Biological Survey.