Category Archives: curation

2019 sort session #15

Yesterday’s sort session was much more in line with what I think of as a “traditional” sort session – separating a Malaise trap sample into subsets of arthropods, across all orders. This particular trap was set up in my back … Continue reading

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2019 sort session #14

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 … Continue reading

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2019 sort session #13

Sort session #13 ended up a mishmash of curation activities. I sorted a sample simply labeled “Cape May, N.J. 1915–1920 O. H. Brown.” It was in excellent shape despite being 100 years old. I have no idea how these specimens … Continue reading

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2019 sort session #12

This week’s session included samples collected by my lab in Arizona—yellow pan traps in the dessert around Biosphere2—while Mike pinned up more of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture survey samples, mainly the Cerambycidae. It was fun to look at a … Continue reading

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A recent donation of stag beetles to the Frost

As part of a recent donation from the family of Dr. Kerv Hyland, The Frost Museum was gifted a display case full of stag beetles in the family Lucanidae that includes some neat specimens from all over the world. Stag … Continue reading

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