Filed under: Great websites / blogs | Tags: Ant, Entomology, Museum collection, Myrmecology
Just want to share the address of a website I found this morning and I simply loved.
The Royal Belgium Institute of Natural Sciences has a website dedicated to the ants of Paraguayan Chaco: RBINS Ant eMuseum. The website is developed by a team led by the Belgium entomologist Maurice Leponce and the French entomologist Thibaut Delsinne. The website offers access to the records of the species collected in Paraguay with details for the different specimens and tons of microscopic pictures. The design is very neat and the navigation on the website really pleasant.
But to me the real treasure of this website is an excellent glossary which is richly illustrated with amazing pictures. Probably the best anatomical glossary I have seen so far! Thank you for this useful tool.
The website also offers an interactive identification key and description of the different project. I am looking forward to see the future developments…
Finally, if you want to learn more about the ants of Paraguay don’t miss the work made by the entomologist and photographer Alex Wild (aka Myrmecos) on Antweb and its catalog of the ants of Paraguay published in 2007 in Zootaxa.
One last thing. Take some time to look at the animation that I borrow from the RBINS Ant eMuseum homepage, a surprise is awaiting you with the Camponotus.
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