The documentary film about entomologists Charlie and Lois O’Brien, who donated their 1.25 million-specimen insect collection to Arizona State University in 2017, will be screened for attendees at Entomology 2019 in November. The film’s directors spoke with Entomology Today about the documentary, the messages it shares, and what they learned about entomology along the way.
The University of Florida's Forest Entomology Lab hosts the world's largest cryo-collection of bark and ambrosia beetles. Stored at –80 degrees Celsius, the samples are critical for study of the beetles' DNA and fungal symbionts, as well as for identification of beetle outbreaks in forests.
Backed by an international development grant, entomologist Tommy McElrath visited Phnom Penh to teach a three-week course on beetle collection and curation to students at the Cambodian Entomology Initiatives.
By Richard Levine An Entomological Collections Management Workshop was held July 18-20, 2016 at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. The purpose of the workshop, which was co-sponsored […]
If you’re an entomologist, then you’ve probably heard the acronym “iDigBio” being used here and there, but what the heck does it stand for? Turns out it’s something quite neat […]
What do you do with a million insect specimens and labels that need to be entered into a database? The Essig Museum of Entomology in California faced that problem and […]
Last month we posted some videos on how to pin insects. Now we’ve got an excellent article by Ted MacRae on how to pack and ship your insect collection safely. […]