Shades of Jurassic Park: Museum Specimens Shown to be “Treasure Troves” of Genomic Data
Advances in genetic analysis methods have opened new research opportunities using old source material: museum specimens. A study on three families of moths illustrates the potential of the new technique, dubbed "museomics."
The Frost Museum’s Metamorphosis: Museum Reopens in Time for 50th Anniversary
Just in time for its 50th anniversary, the Frost Entomological Museum at Penn State has reopened to the public. The museum's curators hope to give visitors an appreciation for the value of natural history collections as well as insects.
Five New Flea Species Discovered in Indonesia
By Meredith Swett Walker What do the United States Navy, the famous naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, and bizarre genitalia have in common? They are all part of the story of […]
Museum Collections and Notes Lead to the Rediscovery of a Grasshopper Not Seen in 60 Years
By Derek A. Woller On May 12, 2015, JoVonn G. Hill and I fulfilled an eight-year-long odyssey to locate a grasshopper species endemic to the sandhills of the state of […]