ANSP Museum Trip

This week I visited the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (ANSP) with fellow Mantodea researcher Henrique Rodrigues and Staphylinidae researcher Logan Mullen. While at the ANSP, I had the joy of examining the Kongobatha diademata holotype, described in 1920 by Hebard. The specimen was not in the best condition, but I was able to capture … Continue reading ANSP Museum Trip

The Mantises of the DRO

Having spent some time collecting praying mantises at the Daintree Rainforest Observatory, I wanted to compile a short list of the praying mantis taxa that Orthopterist David Rentz and I have collected on the property. Unfortunately, I was not able to capture live habitus shots for Orthodera or Metoxypilus. Ciulfina sp. can be found on small to medium sized tree … Continue reading The Mantises of the DRO