The Twelve Days of Christmas: Entomology Edition

On the twelfth day of Christmas, a museum donor gave to me….

Twelve giant moths,

Eleven giant-sized unit trays (dang, need one more for the moths),

Ten drawers of Halictidae,

Nine springtails a leaping,

Eight wrong IDs,

Seven diplopods a swimming (in ethanol),

Six empty cabinets,

FINE-TIP FORCEPS THAT AREN’T BENT!!!

Four calling visitors (“Do you know what this insect is?”),

Three French papers,

Two jugs of ethanol,

And a tiny fly for us to ID!

 

Seasons Greetings and a Happy New Year from all of us at the Frost Museum!

 

And a tiny fly for us to ID! Photo by Carolyn Trietsch (CC BY 2.0). Click for source.

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