The Triplehorn Insect Collection has undergone major updates in the past 15 years, including the re-organization of our vast primary type collection and the digitization of our specimens of bees, ants, and wasps (order Hymenoptera).
In 2010, after the installation of a compactor system and the increase of storage capacity, the re-organization of our beetles (order Coleoptera) was initiated. We also established new curatorial protocols, involving the careful recording of the time & resources necessary to perform the various curatorial tasks.
Some of the curation-related results have been presented in the form of posters at scientific meetings. Below we list the most recent and noteworthy presentations related to the curation of the collection. Clicking on a link will initiate the download of a pdf file.
Musetti, Hemly, Elder & Johnson. The good, the bad and the ugly: The wild, wild west of specimen databasing. Poster Presentation at the International Congress of Entomology (ICE) & the Entomological Collections Network Meeting, 2016.
Musetti, Hemly, Johnson. Quantification of the costs of insect collection curation. Poster Presentation at the Entomological Collections Network Meeting, 2015.
Johnson. A comparative study of the growth in knowledge of biodiversity, taxonomy and systematics in the order Hymenoptera. Poster presentation at Entomological Society of America Meetings, 2015.
Johnson, Musetti, Zeinner, Hemly & Cora. Phylogenetic concentration and provenance of host data for parasitic wasps of the superfamily Platygastroidea (Hymenoptera). Poster presentation at Entomological Society of America Meetings, 2014.
Musetti, Hemly & J ohnson. Quantification of the costs of insect collection curation. Poster Presentation at the Entomological Society of America Meetings, 2012.
Musetti, Johnson & Hemly. Managing specimen processing in a large-scale collaborative taxonomic project. Poster presentation at Entomological Society of America Meetings, 2010.