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Gall wasp project funded!

Some big, exciting news hit the Frost Museum today: Our proposal to study the evolution of gall wasps (Cynipidae) was officially funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation! The primary objective is to generate a large-scale phylogeny of Cynipidae, using … Continue reading

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More Useful books for Entomologists

My previous post on useful books for entomology students got a fair amount of social media attention. After posting it on Twitter, I got several messages and emails from entomologists with useful feedback and recommendations for more books that had … Continue reading

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Woolly catkin gall

I found these beautiful galls in my yard this weekend, while doing yard work: It’s likely woolly catkin gall, made by a wasp: Callirhytis quercusoperator (Osten Sacken, 1862) (Cynipidae). We’ve started another large project here at the Frost, but I’ll … Continue reading

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Putting Those Things Back Where They Came From: Tips for Managing Loaned Specimens

After five years at the Frost, I’ve now come to the end of my PhD. I laughed, I cried, I defended…now it’s time to return all of the specimens I’ve borrowed. When I first started my revision of Conostigmus from … Continue reading

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Useful Books for Entomology Graduate Students

I successfully defended my PhD a few short weeks ago, and have started wrapping up loose ends. One biggie on my to-do list is to return all of the books I’ve accumulated over the last five years of research. Currently, … Continue reading

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