Insect diversity @ McGill
Stories about our collection of three million unique little volumes of biodiversity, the people who build and use it, and the research we do. And the odd rumination upon the nature of science and scientists.
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Monthly Archives: March 2011
The Coleoptera (beetles) are one of the areas of strength in the Lyman Museum. Our history as an amateur collection explains this to a certain extent. The Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) and Coleoptera are the two most popular orders of insects … Continue reading
Two papers from the Lyman group on community ecology of Diptera have recently been published. These papers are another step in our understanding of insect biodiversity in two of Quebec’s most vulnerable habitats – peatlands and temperate deciduous forests. Lyman alumnus Jade Savage (Bishop’s … Continue reading
The second volume of the Manual of Central American Diptera has recently been published, with several chapters by Lyman personnel. Stéphanie Boucher contributed the chapter on Agromyzidae and Terry Wheeler wrote five family chapters in Volume 2 (Camillidae, Carnidae, Chloropidae, Chyromyidae, Paraleucopidae) … Continue reading
With 14 people in the museum this summer, and samples flooding in from the Canadian arctic, the Rocky Mountains, the rainforests of Ecuador and the green spaces around Montreal it will be another busy year in the Lyman. Recent construction … Continue reading
This blog will provide information on research and teaching activities at the Lyman Entomological Museum. New projects, new people, new publications, notes from the field . . .