We continue to image types at the British Museum. We are nearly through all primary targeted taxa and will be able to move on to secondary targets for future work and collaborator requests. Working in the Darwin Center has had a few problems including some vibration issues causing blurring in our final composite images. We solved the problem by moving to another location, but we are suppose to wear lab coats in this particular spot. Oh well…
Julio working away on the Neotropical taxa-
Gavin working away on the Flower Mantis types-
It’s so inspiring to see you working so hard! Do you intend to image types of Old World non-hymenopodid monotypic species present there (e.g., Indothespis assamensis Werner, 1935), if you’ll have time?
That species is not on our current target list, but if you want we can image it since we should have enough time. Let us know…
When our targets are complete, we plan to move onto other taxa not directly related to active projects, so we may get to other Old World taxa, but maybe not. It may take another trip to image all of the important types in such an extensive collection.
>>That species is not on our current target list, but if you want we can image it since we should have enough time. Let us know…
Personally I would be very grateful for images of this type – not much is known about this interesting species, the photo in original description is of very low quality, as well as description itself.
a picture of the Indothespis assamensis type is now up loaded on the MSF Online page:
Thank you very much!