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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Tag Archives: Agromyzidae
Not all new discoveries in biodiversity happen in the wild places. In this guest post from Stéphanie Boucher, Curator of the Lyman Museum, we meet two little surprises from an urban backyard garden in the middle of Montreal. Phytomyza petoei … Continue reading
The second issue of a three-part series of The Canadian Entomologist celebrating the editors of the Manual of Nearctic Diptera has just been published. Our Curator, Stéphanie Boucher, has a paper in the issue in which she revises the Nearctic … Continue reading
I was updating our database of Diptera holdings in the museum this week and thinking about the enormous range in numbers of specimens in some families (see my earlier post on “why so many specimens?”). The Lyman Collection is very … 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