Ski field beetles, insect museums and naming species: the third EcoLincNZ podcast

In this podcast Adrian interviews John Marris, curator of the Lincoln University Entomology Research Museum. He tells us how he got into the insect world, a brief history of the insect collection, how it weathered the Canterbury earthquakes, the strengths of the collection, how it compares to other notable New Zealand collections, The overall value of insect collections (for reference species and to map variation), flat bark beetles that have invaded the alpine zone and now live in tiny crevices and why he hasn’t named a species after Adrian.

 

John Marris hard at work creating an image of a specimen. Image from Adrian Paterson

 

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