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National Moth Week 2014

Spanish moon moth, Graellsia isabellae (Graëlls, 1849). D. Descouens CC BY-SA 3.0 Join entomologists from Virginia Tech and celebrate National Moth Week! Come out to the campus of VPI and discover insect biodiversity and nighttime nature. We’ll be across the … Continue reading

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Collecting in the Blue Ridge

The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina Elizabeth, Jackson and I just returned from a three-day collecting expedition to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina. It was an exhilarating three days and two nights, with little sleep … Continue reading

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Fieldwork at La Selva, Costa Rica

In search of millipedes, we’re dismantling this fantastically rotten log in La Selva, Costa Rica [left to right: Petra Sierwald, curator at the Field Museum; Jackson Means, grad student in the lab; Jason Bond, professor at Auburn University; Paul Marek, … Continue reading

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Fieldwork in Costa Rica

Sphaeriodesmid millipede from La Selva, Costa Rica (collected by J. Means) Last week, Jackson Means and I were in Costa Rica collecting material for an NSF project. Overall the trip was successful and we collected lots of fresh material for … Continue reading

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Myriapodologica, now online

With kind permission from the Virginia Museum of Natural History (Martinsville, Virginia) and special thanks to Tim McCoy for digitizing, we are proud to announce that the journal Myriapodologica is now available online and open access. Published from 1978 – … Continue reading

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Tiny scelionid wasp

Parasitic wasp in the family Scelionidae (Telenomus Gryon sp.) Thanks István!  😉 James Wilson, graduate student here in the Department of Entomology at Virginia Tech working in Tom Kuhar’s Vegetable Entomology Lab, recently visited our lab with some of his … Continue reading

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New lab @ Virginia Tech!

Apheloria virginiensis corrugata Brush Mountain (Montgomery County, VA) This particular millipede oozes cyanide to deter predators Just a few months ago, I moved to the mountains of Appalachia and beautiful Blacksburg, Virginia to start research and teaching at Virginia Tech … Continue reading

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