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).


Ticks on a plane

Yesterday, I flew the exhausting, bone-stiffening 10 hour flight from North Carolina to London, England. I’m here to visit the beautiful Natural History Museum to image type specimens of Evaniidae for my graduate work. I was expecting the only trouble I might have was getting through security at the airport with the imaging system I am carrying (there was no trouble!), but sometimes you just can’t plan ahead for certain… peculiar… events while traveling. I was sitting on the plane…

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