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Hi Erica!

This is my first post! l will be writing about the life behind the scenes at the museum, mainly my work and my obsession with insects 🙂

I have just arrived back from a lovely week away to the trauma of hundreds of emails, meetings, loans, identifications etc etc.  Everything is very busy in the Museum at the moment- it is the school holidays and the public areas are packed! And behind the scenes most of us are getting ready for the big opening and move into the new Darwin Centre. I am now just looking forward to moving into the new building – it seems to have been a long time ago that we moved out of the old Entomology builiding. I love my desk in the old ‘Origins Gallery’ (our tempory home) with the different animals carved into the stonework but i won’t miss the bouncy floor, the poor lighting and noisy staff 🙂

I am involved with many different projects at the moment including some on mosquitoes (in the UK and Tajikistan, Thailand and Vietnam), recuration of Bombyliidae (amazing beeflies), making slides of fungus gnat wings and organising a Dipterists Forum AGM and meeting here at the NHM. As well as this I have my day to day tasks which may include Loans of flies to people from around the world, answering enquiries about flies :), and updating the database.  There are field visits to go on, samples to sort and and awful lot of specimens to look after!

at the moment i am trying to contact pigeon fanciers to see if they will let me sample mosquitoes in their lofts!

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July 28, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

3 Comments »

  1. Hi, this is a comment.
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    Comment by Mr WordPress | July 28, 2009 | Reply

  2. Hi Erica

    Nice to read your first post. This is a great start. Would be lovely with pics!

    Comment by Sheila | July 28, 2009 | Reply

    • yep, pictures will follow of fieldwork etc

      Comment by labupdate | July 29, 2009 | Reply


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