Summer intern Katie Lyons working on taxonomic revisions
Text by Katie Lyons
My project this summer (June to August 2010) at the Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago, IL, USA) is to revise the genera Ectyphus and Parectyphus (Mydidae: Ectyphinae). Both genera are known to southern Africa, although very few specimens have been collected so far. To learn more about the project follow this link.
This work is supported with a summer stipend by Torsten Dikow's NSF REVSYS grant on Apioceridae, Asilidae, and Mydidae (details here).