[Taxacom] Scientific illustration

Don.Colless at csiro.au Don.Colless at csiro.au
Fri Jul 24 00:42:33 CDT 2009

It CAN generate some amusement, as when our female illustrator remarked, at morning tea, that she'd been "drawing K.K.'s genitalia for the last 6 months and they seemed to go on forever."
Donald H. Colless
CSIRO Div of Entomology
GPO Box 1700
Canberra 2601
don.colless at csiro.au
tuz li munz est miens envirun


Don't worry, Bob: when the COI barcodes replace morphological
diagnostic features, we can all stop looking at - and drawing
pictures of - genitalia. Then we can tell people about our work
without fear of embarrassment.

[For the humor-impaired: YES, I'M BEING FACETIOUS. I know full well
that no matter how taxonomy evolves in the future, we will always be
obsessed with genitalia.]  ;-)


Doug Yanega        Dept. of Entomology         Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314        skype: dyanega
phone: (951) 827-4315 (standard disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
   "There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness
         is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82


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