Wednesday, 24 December 2008
Aleuropoda insignis nymph
When freshly moulted cockroach nymphs tend to be very pale. This nymph of Aleruropoda insignis has just moulted and will retuen to normal colouration over a few hours - it is not an albino.
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