Nematomorphs & Lepidoptera

Robin Leech robinl at NAIT.AB.CA
Tue Jun 10 07:37:36 CDT 1997

Hi Taxacomers,

George O. Poinar, at UC Berkeley, is a mermithid specialist.

Robin Leech

On Tue, 10 Jun 1997, Andrew Whittington wrote:

> Dear Chris
> Keith Bland, with whom I work, has had nematomorphs from Geometridae
> larvae and has a small stock pile put aside.  He'd like them identified
> at some stage, so, if you come across a researcher, we'd like to hear
> from you.  Furthermore, while working on Scottish Highland Carabidae a
> few years ago, I saw numerous nematomorphs (I assume) emerging from the
> tail of adult Carabids (I don't have the specimens, but they may still
> be housed in the institute I was working in).  If we're all talking about
> the same thing, it would certainly seem these creatures are not only
> associated with Orthops.  I look forward to hearing if anyone can id. them.
> Andy Whittington
> National Museums of Scotland
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> Edinburgh, EH1 1JF
> Scotland
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