500 observations! + Accepting leaf mines mailed to me

Hi everyone,

Happy new year! I'm excited to see that we have hit 500 observations, this is great.

Unfortunately, so many of these remain unidentified.. there just isn't enough known about leaf miners in Australia.

If you didn't know, I'm currently doing a PhD project focusing on a group of leaf mining moths, the Gracillariidae. I'm using ecological, morphological and molecular data to determine how many species there are in Australia. I'm actually nearing the end of my data collection period, but I wanted to highlight that I will accept any leaf mines with larvae/pupae in them for the next few months. After April I will probably not accept them, as it will be a bit late for my PhD project.

So if you are interested in directly contributing to knowledge of this group in Australia, you can physically mail me leaf mines for me to rear out. Postage can be reimbursed. Please contact me if you are interested in helping me, all new records ...more ↓

Posted on January 09, 2023 05:48 AM by antomology antomology | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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This project has been created as a space for Australian records of leaf miners to be collated. This project is curated by Ying Luo, an Australian researcher looking to understand more about leaf miners in Australia.

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antomology created this project on October 20, 2021
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