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Morgan Jackson
PhD candidate , fascinated by flies (), biodiversity & taxonomy. Co-host of . Telling the story of biodiversity, one species at a time.
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Morgan Jackson 4m
Copestylum marginatum group would be my guess based on that weird antenna (). ?
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Colin Favret 2h
All aphid species are cyclically asexual, producing sexual clones only at the end of the season. Adelgids and phylloxerans lay eggs asexually, but true aphids go one better and give live birth.
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VT Insect Collection Apr 20
Found on department’s “free” table in two old Schmitt boxes(!): type specimens of phorid flies including Megaselia decora, Megaselia footei. Not sure how they got there, but they’re in the collection now. Puzzling...
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Colin Favret 12h
Hey hey hey, it’s I’ll be tweeting half-hourly all day (UTC-5) and will reply to questions as I can.
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Colin Favret 4h
In 1914, the San Jose scale earned the dubious distinction of being the first insect species to develop resistance to insecticides. Today there are hundreds.
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Colin Favret 9h
The Cicadellidae produce unique structures called brochosomes that they anoint over themselves manually to help stay dry. Photo credit: Roman Rakitov, 2015, public domain
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Morgan Jackson 14h
Replying to @Cotesia1
Cool! Really looking forward to seeing what you find. I’m always amazed at how well they jump considering the awkward-seeming mechanics
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Morgan Jackson 18h
Replying to @ColinJCarlson
That’s a pretty solid closing line...
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DearMillipede 22h
Don't miss out on this thread showcasing some millipede color patterns that can't be stopped by the mere end of a segment!
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Andrea Wishart 23h
the problem with teaching yourself things is that you only learn what you learn to know to learn. and sometimes you miss stuff that only comes to light way later. and this is one of the most frustrating things about doing a PhD.
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Morgan Jackson 22h
Replying to @wishartae
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Morgan Jackson Apr 20
Replying to @dllavaneras
There are parthenogenetic bag worms (Psychidae) that maybe qualify as well
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Chandra Moffat 🐞🌿 Apr 20
Our first Bring a Girl to STEM event we hosted for where we opened up about our science, our path to AAFC and our advice on how to pursue a meaningful career in STEM
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Morgan Jackson Apr 20
Replying to @dllavaneras
Parthenogenetic scale insects?
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Manfred R. Ulitzka 4 Feb 17
Part of a wing. These scales are so beautiful! ... was a lot of work! Stack of about 100 single shots.
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Morgan Jackson Apr 19
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UofG Grad Studies Apr 19
Great job Jenny Liu, representing (not "Art History" 🙃) at 3MT Ontario!!
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Jameelah Adas Apr 17
Replying to @Nnedi
Nikki Giovanni poem
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Morgan Jackson Apr 18
Replying to @wishartae
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Adrian Smith Apr 18
A thing I wrote about , videos, , and press releases came out in yesterday!
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