Category Archives: curation

2019 sort session #5

Sort session #5 kicked off with a nice surprise from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: One of our New Years resolutions was to grow the collection, in part by fostering a tighter connection with the PDA and to tap into … Continue reading

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2019 sort session #4

Sort session #4 was disrupted a bit by an unstable and brutal polar vortex and also some requested repairs to our lighting. I spent time labeling specimens that were mounted and sorted a couple weeks ago, and I worked to … Continue reading

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2019 sort session #3

Weather interrupted our sort session this week, and I had to duck out early for a meeting (despite saying I wouldn’t schedule anything for Wednesdays!). I did spend an hour and a half sorting ensign wasps from the eastern U.S.A. … Continue reading

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2019 sort session #2

Yesterday was sort session #2, and we’re picking up steam. I recruited Michael Skvarla to join me and a special guest(!) to sort through pan trap samples from New York, collected during our last meet-up with the Ware lab. Here’s … Continue reading

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2019 sort session #1

As planned, the first Wednesday sort session yielded dozens of new specimens for the collection. I chose to sort through an old (2016) yellow pan trap sample from an ENT 432 field trip to Powdermill Nature Reserve. Here’s the locality, … Continue reading

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