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Zach Griebenow
Researcher of the obscure, and hopefully discoverer of the unkown
Researcher of the obscure, and hopefully discoverer of the unkown
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Antiplacentas and Incestuous Teratomata: Reproductive Weirdness among the Coccoids
Gynandromorph of Papilio glaucus (M=L/F=R), photographed by James Adams A valid dictum of biology could be that there for nearly every law ,
as per a field like physics or mathematics, there will be at least one
exception. One of these dicta is that the I...
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Antiplacentas and Incestuous Teratomata: Reproductive Weirdness among the Coccoids
Gynandromorphic Papilio glaucus (M-F=L-R) collected by James Adams A valid dictum of biology could be that there for nearly every law , as per a field like physics or mathematics, there will be at least one exception. One of these dicta is that the Insecta ...
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And Now, Some Shameless Self-Promotion: My First Peer-Reviewed Paper is Out
A sizable chunk of my life, 2015-2017 For the first time, you can read some original research of mine , relating my attempts to find morphometric indices and morphological characters of the soldier caste that could be used to discriminate sympatric species ...
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At Long Last, McAlpine's Fly has Got a Name
The adult McAlpine's Fly: B, D, F, and G show female features; the remainder, male (Michelsen & Pape, 2017) Nearly four decades ago, Ferrar (1979) described the larvae (all instars) and puparia of an undescribed calyptrate fly of uncertain familial assignme...
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The Taxonomy Fail Index: a Proposed Modification
In 2010, the ever-prolific ant photographer and notable myrmecologist Alex Wild proposed the Taxonomy Fail Index to quantify error in the identification of organisms. He was inspired by the apparently commonplace idea that cochineal dye is derived from beet...
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A "Little Bag of Horror" from the Cretaceous
Of the things that are unlikely to be preserved in the fossil record, the larvae of insects with complete metamorphosis are high on the list. Usually extremely soft-bodied and (it almost goes without saying) small, even their appearance in amber (a medium c...
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Three New Orders of Insecta in Burmese Amber: is this Really Necessary?
Prokoenenia wheeleri (Palpigradi: Prokoeneniidae) from Texas; attribution shown For the past two decades, the amber deposits of the Hukawng Valley in Myanmar's Kachin State have been intensely scrutinized by paleoentomologists. The burmite recovered from th...
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A Tropical Monstrosity in Ohio: the Owl Moth
On October 9th of last year, I happened across this beauty in the breezeway of my apartment in Columbus, OH. The specimen was dead, but exceedingly fresh. It had been a chilly night, with a low near 40; she had evidently perished just a few hours beforehand...
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Announcing the Iberobaeniidae
Announcing the Iberobaeniidae
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Announcing the Iberobaeniidae
Holotype of Urtea graeca , mustachioed with silly maxillary palporgans (Paulus, 2004) Undoubtedly, Europe is one of the regions most thoroughly picked-over by descriptive taxonomists, particularly in the case of an insect group as comparatively popular with...
Announcing the Iberobaeniidae
Announcing the Iberobaeniidae
gentlecentipede.blogspot.com
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