New Collection manager, Dr. Tommy McElrath, just arrived, replacing Chris Grinter who is now insect collection manager at the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco. Please contact Tommy for all collection-related business.
INHS employee linked to a famous entomologist from the 19th century
Diane Szafoni, a GIS coordinator at INHS, discovered that her great, great uncle by marriage, Andrew Bolter, donated his entire insect collection to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1900. This valuable collection included thousands of beetles, butterflies, and other insects.
Serious about bugs: Streatorite enhances U of I collection
Local Illinois collector, Dr. Pat Thomas donated over 6,000 insects to the INHS insect collection. Read the full story from The Times.
New genus of treehopper named after Selena Quintanilla, the queen of Tejano music
Graduate student Brendan Morris and Dr. Chris Dietrich recently described a new genus and species of Treehopper; Selenacentrus after the singer Selena Quintanilla (the Queen of Tejano music). The hopper flies in South Texas, naturally. Read the story from Science Daily.