We had a busy sort session today! Lots of people there, with multiple projects getting worked up. My focus, with some help from another, was primarily the longhorn beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from the PDA:
I also spent time mounting up specimens collected at my house, including Boreidae, Xyelidae, and, of course, spiders. My son found a couple of spiders “kissing” on our screen door. I collected them (of course!) and assumed that one was eating the other. I should’ve known better. It was a mating pair of Linyphiidae, maybe the genus Pityohyphantes:
Julian Avery stopped by as well, to discuss our anuran diet project. We’re making progress! More on that later.
In short, it was a great sort session with a lot of deep discussion and amazing arthropods.