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More than ten reasons flies are great

Our insect collection has its roots in an amateur collection. Predictably, that means our holdings are very strong in two orders popular with collectors – butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera) and beetles (Coleoptera). We had, at last count, about 130,000 pinned … Continue reading

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High flies: arctic to alpine

It’s a widely known pattern in biology that higher latitudes are similar to higher elevations in many ways – as we go toward the poles or toward mountain summits we see similar changes in life zones, we cross a tree … Continue reading

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