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Concern Emerges Over Impact of GM Crops on Non-target Insect Predators

Concerns about the effect of certain genetically modified (GM) crops have been discussed widely in the butterfly and moth research community, especially the impact of… 204 more words

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Cercyonis pegala agawamensis: Salt Marsh Wood Nymph

In 2014, Matthew Arey and Alex Grkovich described a new subspecies of Wood Nymph that occurs in the salt marshes in New England (type locality in Essex Co., MA).  227 more words

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Clemson scientists unraveling astonishing complexities of the butterfly proboscis

Editor’s Note:  I missed this fascinating piece on butterfly proboscis research out of Clemson U earlier this year.  Here’s the university press piece:

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PA Butterfly Atlas 2017

David Wright has just released the 2017 Butterfly Atlas for Pennsylvania (# 16, if you’re keeping count), which includes a listing of new county records for the 2016 season.  12 more words

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Toward a lep-social New Year!

Shawn Wainwright did a yeoman’s job of collecting and posting the links to most of the natural-history Facebook pages for the East, updated today on his Facebook timeline.  712 more words

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Assistant Scientist, Lepidoptera - UF McGuire

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Assistant Scientist

Job Description:

The chosen applicant will work at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s McGuire Center in Gainesville, FL, USA. The selected applicant will need to be able to communicate well in verbal and written English and have the ability and desire to train students, prepare many tissue/extraction samples, and analyze genomic libraries for NGS, including insect transcriptomes and target capture approaches. 292 more words

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