Tag Archives: entomology

Longhorn beetle project finale

So I’ve finally completed my longhorn beetle project.  All the data, including recently added locality (where the insects were collected) data has been added onto KE-EMu and the specimens have been incorporated into the collection. The New Zealand species incorporated are … Continue reading

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Longhorn beetle project

Just thought I’d update my progress on the longhorn beetle project as…I’ve nearly finished! All but four have now been incorporated into the collection and their location (cabinet and drawer number) inputted onto KE-EMu.  It took a little while to get … Continue reading

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Longhorn beetle project- labelling and incorporating

Now that the longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae family) have been pinned, and their antennae and limbs firmly fixed in place (hopefully!), it’s now time to label the specimens. I saved the packets and labels that came with the beetles and pinned … Continue reading

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Amazonian Big Saturday and Clumber Park

I had fun this weekend for two reasons.  Firstly, the Amazonian Rainforest ‘Big Saturday’ was a great success.  There were lots of visitors on the day and it was great to hear people’s responses along the lines of, “Wow, I … Continue reading

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Two days at Tullie House museum and art gallery

When Steve Judd, my mentor from Liverpool World Museum, suggested we should meet somewhere different for our next meeting, I had little insight into what a great idea this would turn out to be.  After some initial consultation, and through … Continue reading

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Cataloguing caddisflies

So in continuing my work with the Alan Brindle aquatic insects collection I’m well underway with cataloguing the caddisflies (Order: Tirchoptera). One of the reasons why there are so many aquatic insects collected by Alan Brindle from rivers in the … Continue reading

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