Expeditions

Costa Rica photo gallery

We also brought back some crazy looking stink bugs (Pentatomidae) and their relatives (e.g., leaf-footed bugs (Coreidae), assassin bugs (Reduviidae), and plant bugs (Miridae)). Expect pictures soon. In the meantime, here’s a picture of the motley crew that carried out this research (L to R: Bob Blinn, Andy Deans, Josephine Rodriguez (University of Illinois), and Matt Bertone).

Expeditions

Microceraphron! Who are you? (part 2)

I focused on yellow pan traps (YPT), mostly, for my collecting because the material we get is relatively easy to sort, with numerous parasitoids, like Ceraphronoidea and quite easy to install and control them. I started with 300 YPT at the first site, the number of the traps decreased, though, for different reasons. Collecting sites are marked below, and I am giving just short descriptions of main collecting sites and events in this post. Probably you will hear some nice…

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The latest news

I haven’t posted any news about the Museum in what seems like FOREVER. So here’s what’s been happening, in short snippets, during the last couple months: In March I traveled to South Australia to talk about ongoing projects (and hash out future research ideas) with my colleagues John Jennings and Andy Austin. We traveled 1200 km or so through eastern SA and western VIC, collecting along the way. I’ll write a separate post about this adventure, complete with pictures and…

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Expeditions

Microceraphron! Who are you? (part 1)

I am back from Hungary without posting anything during my trip (although I did promise this to Andy!). Internet connections, however, were not the best in the places we spent most of our time, but perhaps the main reason for this «blogless» period is that I haven’t and never will be the winner of a Blogitzer Prize. Anyway, now I am back and Andy tells me at least 25 times a day, that I promised to write something about the…

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