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).
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.
Julio Rivera (center) visits the Hamburg collection to meet up with Frank Wieland (left) and Kai Schütte (right) to examine Neotropical mantises, image specimens, and reacquaint himself with the Visionary Digital Passport system.