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INHS Seminar - A three-ring flea circus: digitizing an extraordinary insect collection

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Illinois Natural History Survey Seminar Committee
Location
1005 Forbes Natural History Building, 1816 S Oak Street, Champaign
Date
Mar 7, 2023   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Dr. Ainsley Seago, Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Contact
Tommy McElrath
E-Mail
monotomidae@gmail.com
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This seminar will be held in room 1005 Forbes Natural History Survey, 1816 S Oak Street, Champaign or you may join  Zoom here | Meeting ID: 816 3698 4423 | Password: 248125

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is home to America‚Äôs largest flea collection, a vast assortment of Siphonaptera specimens gleaned from bats, birds, bears, and more. Over the past two years we have been working to capture the data associated with this extraordinary collection, using a three-part approach to connect specimens, label data, field notes, and hosts. Discover the ups, downs, ins, and outs of automated slide imaging and the terrifying world of flea biology.  (photo: Ainsley with horrifyingly large flea)

 

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