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It is now warm, so we entomologists head out in search of night dwelling critters.

Jeff gets ready for black-lighting

Jeff is our token hemimetabola worker, studying systematics, population genetics and song evolution of katydids. Very familiar with his organisms, Jeff will routinely recognize new species by song in the field, even in the parking lot of his apartment complex. In addition, Jeff is currently running the molecular unit in our lab.

Collecting with a sound recorder in one hand and kill jar in the other, Jeff’s collecting gives off an awesome professional vibe. He’ll later gut and mount his specimens that night, another sign of professionalism.

Black-lighting at a prairie in Kansas

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