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Parasites or Hitchhikers? Mites Found on Ceraphronoids

Ceraphronoidea is a superfamily of parasitoid wasps that occurs worldwide, yet little is known about the life history of this group. The superfamily includes both ecto- and endoparasitoids, sometimes within the same genus (e.g. Dendrocerus)1,2,3. Though ceraphronoids have been reported … Continue reading

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ESA Eastern Branch Meeting

Last weekend, I traveled to Annapolis, MD, to attend the 89th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America (ESA). This was my first time attending this meeting and my first time being in Annapolis, which … Continue reading

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Collection assessment!

We are very excited to announce our participation in the 2018 Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program! The orientation materials even include a press release for us to use, which is pretty helpful (and it’s where I ripped off most of … Continue reading

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Cleptes purpuratus – a new species and subfamily for the Frost collection

After I’ve spent a few days in front of a computer working on presentations or papers, I need to see a real insect. That can be difficult during the winter when few insects are active outdoors in Pennsylvania, so the … Continue reading

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Happy 209th Birthday, Darwin!

Charles Darwin was born on February 12th, 1809. Last year, I had the pleasure of taking a class taught by Benoît Dayrat focused solely on reading and discussion Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species”, which I would like to discuss … Continue reading

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