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Insects research

Project Leaders: Dr Chris Burwell, Dr Christine Lambkin, Dr Geoff Monteith

  • taxonomy and biology of Aradidae, Scarabaeinae, Carabidae
  • taxonomy of Chalcidoidea and Formicidae (Dr Chris Burwell), Syrphidae (Ms Susan Wright), and on distribution patterns of rainforest insects, in particular using pivotal collections of particular insect groups as indicators of ecosystem health
  • taxonomy of the Diptera, especially Therevidae.