[Taxacom] P.H.Timberlade and Perdita (hmen-andrenidae)
stuartf at pegasus.cc.ucf.edu
Wed Sep 23 06:04:53 CDT 2009
> good morning gentle folks:
> many many years ago, about 1977-8 dr timberlake, at the
> collection of the university of california, riverside had occasion
> to send me many many samples of identified Perdita
> (hymenoptera-andrenidae). like many many unfinished things in my life
> they sat and sat. at long last i am working them into the collection
> of the UCFC here in the bug closet, and also into the UCFC individual
> specimen data base.
> dr. timberlake had handwriting that is worse than mine and while i
> have been able to decipher many of the labels there are unfortunately
> many that i can not. after a lot of work, and the help of a volunteer,
> i have managed to get at least three photos (head, lateral, and
> dorsal) of each specimen and all the original labels (four of them per
> specimen) copied with the auto montage. this way at least the labels
> are protected and they are beginning to age a bit. also it may make
> it easier for someone to be able to help me with the making possible
> data capture and species identification for the data base.
> if there is anyone out there, who is still able to read the timberlake
> handwriting, or would like to take a crack at it, i desperately need
> your help. the photo files for each by the nature of the auto
> montage are rather lengthy and i am not attaching any at this time.
> but will be glad to send a sample of them on to you direct if you are
> interested in helping.
> rather than tying up the list servers, please contact me direct.
> thank you very very much --- in advance.
> cheers and welcome to autumn!
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.cos.ucf.edu/bugs/>
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