Spencer Entomology Collection louse and flea photographs!
The ESBC is pleased to announce the completion of a project we helped fund: the digital photographic archiving of a collection of slide-mounted material at risk of degradation and loss. This is the collection of lice and fleas at the Spencer Entomological Collection, housed at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC. We contributed $5,000 last year to hire a photographer to archive this important collection.
The work is now done, and can be viewed here:
This is a wonderful collection of really gross insects, and we can take pride that we have helped preserve it for future use.