Entomology Revisited

We had a trio of entomologists last week at Mount Totumas Cloud Forest. John Heppner from the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, part of the Florida Natural History Museum organized the group. John specializes in Lepidoptera, specifically in micro moths, Nick Donnelly in dragonflies and Ed Fuller is an expert on click beetles. It was a great week of collecting and the group inspired one of our guest volunteers, Bret Carlson, who made some stunning macro photography of some of the insects that were attracted to our traps and lights.

John Heppner at work with specimens where we converted our mudroom into a lab.

Some of the micro moths collected during the week.

Check out the mites infesting this beetle

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