stuartf at PEGASUS.CC.UCF.EDU
Mon Feb 9 12:35:55 CST 2004
> gentle folks: sorry to cross post, but to me this is important. (you
> folks at entomo-l may not get this as i think have been accidentally cut
> off again).
> the first part of jaunary of this year the bug closet, here at the
> university was the recipient of some more wonderful help with the
> development of the collections.
> a young chap, Kevin M. Pitz, a doctoral candidate in the lab of dr. mike
> sharkey, university of kentucky, lexington, kentucky, (S-225Agriculture
> Science Center North, Department of Entomology, University of
> Kentucky, LExington, KY 40546.) came to visit fora week and a half. like
> many others who have been to visit in the past,he worked overtime and did
> an outstanding job. thanks to Kevin, some 16- 18 thousand specimens of
> braconidae have been sorted to a subfamily level.
> as with all of our material this represents a concentrated regional
> pool of material. it also means that at long last, if some you are
> interested in looking at central florida material of a specific braconid
> subfamily - it is now available for me to be able to send on for
> inspection, identification, and return. Kevin has taken back to the
> lab in lexington all the conocoelinae for his studies, as well as the
> agathidiinae for sharkey to look at. recent communications from both,
> indicate that there is some "neat stuff" in what they have looked at
> (i.e. potential n. sp.????) so far.
> anyway. just i just wanted to say thanks to Kevin for his many many
> hours of visit and the work he was able to do for us. also to extend my
> thanks to dr. sharkey for his "loan" of Kevin.
> cheers! rof
> Stuart M Fullerton ROF, Research Associate in charge of Arthropod
> Collections (UCFC), Dept. of Biology, University of Central Florida, PO
> Box 162368, Orlando, Florida, 32816-2368, USA.
> stuartf at pegasus.cc.ucf.edu
> (407) 823-6540 (no voice mail) <http://biology.ucf.edu/bugs/>
Stuart M Fullerton ROF, Research Associate in charge of Arthropod
Collections (UCFC), Dept. of Biology, University of Central Florida, PO
Box 162368, Orlando, Florida, 32816-2368, USA. stuartf at pegasus.cc.ucf.edu
(407) 823-6540 (no voice mail) <http://biology.ucf.edu/bugs/>
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