Archive for the ‘Collections of Insects’ Category
__SPACER__ Dr. Michael J. Raupach and team study the quality of mitochondrial and nuclear gene fragments of Middle European Carabidae.<p /><p />"Because Carabidae show different levels of habitat selectivity, ranging from generalists to specialists, carabid assemblages can be used as valuable bioindicators to characterize disturbance in various habitats such as forests or meadows."
__SPACER__ At Newark Museum in New Jersey, artist Jennifer Angus showcases her artistic wallpaper which, at first glance, looks just like ordinary wallpaper. After a closer inspection, the walls reveal a precise pattern of pinned pink grasshoppers, jeweled beetles and cicadas swarming the walls in unique geometric patterns. It's quite the site to see.
__SPACER__ Peter McQuillan of the University of Tasmania surveyed the natural habitat surrounding the summit of South Sister in Oregon. With two 12 volt ultraviolet light traps and a 160-watt mercury vapor lamp from a generator, McQuillan attracted a large variety of nocturnal lepidoptera. A small part of his collection is shown above.
__SPACER__ Photo by Jeff Gage<p /><p />In an effort to assist researchers in developing a better understanding of environmental changes, Dr. William and Nadine McGuire of Wayzata, Minn donated more than 2 million butterfly and moth specimens to the University of Florida. <p /><p />Pictured is a collection of large copper butterfly native to England which has been extinct since 1848.