Green Sharp Shooter (Draeculacephala minerva) was from a population Rodrigo Almeida at UC Berkeley maintained and the original population came from from insects that were wild-caught in and around Berkeley, CA. The sharp shooter was dissected to remove the bacteriome and then I gently smashed the bacteriome on a slide to release the symbionts. Single bacterial cells were captured with a micromanipulator on an inverted scope. Sulcia cells were amplified and we recovered a full genome back form a single bacterial cell.
This female Austrolestes was captured as a larvae at Sullivan's Dam, just north of Dunedin as part of my PhD experiment. She metamorphosed in the lab between 4pm 10/7/14 and 10am 11/7/14. Observation data are for when she was observed as an adult.
Crawling over track around Sinclair Wetlands
This fiery beetle was glowing in the early morning transitional light and gave me a few seconds to photograph it , before it buzzedaway
moved relatively slowly along the stem, as soon as sensed danger it retreated to opposite side of stem from threat(me) quickly!
Large ants roaming around a large tree and surrounding ground, in a public park.
Black and Yellow Ladybird beetle found on underside of Moth Plant (Araujia sericifera) leaf.