Yeronga State School in Brisbane finds first record of the fly genus Alepia in Australia! Of all the insects that the Yeronga students caught in their Malaise trap, this tiny fly is probably not what they thought scientists would find exciting. But when we were… Read More »Alepia – the hitchhiker fly!
A Taxonomist Tale by Dr Nikolas Johnston ABRS postdoctoral fellow, School of Life Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney. The Miltogramminae are a group of flesh flies that are known for their interesting parasitic behaviour. The females of these flies lay their larvae alive and wriggling and… Read More »Aenimetopia – an enigmatic fly found by Insect Investigators!
Last week Dr Andy Howe from the University of the Sunshine Coast visited Insect Investigators HQ in Adelaide to help us measure the biomass of the samples. Watch the video below to find out why and how we’re doing this experiment!
We’re hosting a webinar series where we’ll hear from a different arthropod taxonomist each month! For the first episode, join Dr Mark Harvey from the Western Australian Museum to learn all about his favourite arachnids! 31 March, 11:30 ACDT (SA time). A recording will be… Read More »Meet the Taxonomist series