Saturday, 23 June 2007
Philippine Leaf Insect
These photographs are of an adult female Phyllium sp. from the Phillipines that I have just obtained from A. Harman. Apparently this is the easiest species of leaf insect he has kept, with a very good survival rate. It is, as yet, unidentified but hopefully it will be identified soon and remain in culture.
I work on projects related to technology and taxonomy at the Natural History Museum, and as an advisor for the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. My interests are in entomology (stick insects, cockroaches and insect acoustics) and how technology can change the way research is done in biology and museums. Big fan of open access, open data and open hardware.
Copyright Ed Baker