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On the trail of Pero morrisonaria (H. Edwards 1881)

I was going through my images from 2015, looking to dispose of as much excess as possible in order to make space on my hard drive when I came across a few moth images that […]

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Photomicroscopy: Then and Now.

Beyond macro: here is a video contrasting the work of two excellent photomicrographers – Roman Vishniac (1897 – 1990) and Wim van Egmond: I first heard about Wim van Egmond through Micscape , an online magazine […]

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Coming Soon to the Royal Alberta Museum…

The Royal Alberta Museum Curatorial Lecture Series 2013 begins this Friday! While the first free lecture probably does not include bugs (unless that diorama has a stray grylloblalttid or spider that I haven’t noticed…), the two free lectures that follow […]

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Ento. 101: Who?(II) – Aristotle to the end of the 17th century

Entomologists from Aristotle to the end of the 17th century. Not only can we thank Aristotle for the term ‘entomology’, he is also the first person we know to have written about insects and other […]

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Ento. 101: Prelude

(Edited 8 November, 2013) I have included a history section in my course because I think history is important, and because all too many text books in the sciences fail to show how our knowledge […]

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