By Derek A. Woller
The future is now! Watch as an ordinary 2D card with a nice picture of an insect on it transforms before your eyes with wizardry into a fully 3D model with associated sound, locality data, and more! It’s a great time to be an entomologist!
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Derek A. Woller is a PhD candidate in the Song Lab of Insect Systematics and Evolution at Texas A&M University. His research is focused on attempting to better comprehend the speciation process in a fascinating group of scrub-lovin’ grasshoppers confined to xeric habitats in the southeastern U.S. He has aspirations of working as a curator or collections manager in a museum someday. Until then, in his spare time (of which he typically has none), he makes videos like these and enjoys doing outreach events with the public.