Frederick R. Prete, Salina Dominguez, Justin L. Komito, Robert Theis, Jessica M. Dominguez, Lawrence E. Hurd & Gavin J. Svenson (in press), Appetitive Responses to Computer-Generated Visual Stimuli by Female Rhombodera basalis, Deroplatys lobata, Hierodula membranacea, and Miomantis sp. (Insecta: Mantodea). – Journal of Insect Behavior (Online First): DOI: 10.1007/s10905-012-9340-x.
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Madrid, Last stop for Rivera
MNHN and H. Rodrigues
The last day at the MNHN for Julio Rivera before he continues on to Madrid, Spain to examine more types. Fortunately, Julio overlapped at the MNHN with a visit by Henrique Rodrigues from Sao Paulo. Henrique is working on Stagmatopterinae and is on a museum tour to examine types and additional holdings from European collections.
Frank Wieland and Gavin Svenson returned home after their work at the museum in Paris concluded.
Henrique Rodrigues (left), Roger Roy (center), and Julio Rivera (right)
MNHN, Paris Imaging
Work has begun at the Museum national d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris. Frank Wieland has come in from Goettingen with Julio Rivera and Gavin Svenson arriving after 10 days at the British Museum. Monday we met Roger Roy and began working in the collection, imaging type specimens, and planning aspects of the revision of higher level relationships.
Frank, Roger, and Julio working on the collection
Frank and Roger discussing post-embryonic development of spines on the foreleg
Imaging work continues
Gavin and Roger looking at some specimens
Martin, Gavin, & Julio
More BMNH work
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-
BMNH Type Imaging
Work begins at the British Museum of Natural History to image the type specimens of mantises held in the collection. Target taxa from the Neotropics and the Flower mantises are first up. Imaging begins with the Banks collection with a few types of Fabricius.
Standing over the drawer are Gavin Svenson (left), Martin Stiewe (center left), George Beccaloni (center right), and Julio Rivera (right).
Rivera on to Berlin and Vienna
After finishing up work in Hamburg with Frank and Kai, Julio spent a week in Berlin to image types and examine specimens in their extensive mantis collection. He has passed through the collection in Vienna and is now working on Saussure types in Geneva. After a week in Geneva he will meet up with Frank and Gavin in London.