New Insect Order at NMNH

ID: 2002-3349-02A

Creator: Di Loreto, James

Form/Genre: Classification

Date: May 3, 2002

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-009, Smithsonian Photographic Services Collection

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Summary

Mantophasma zephyra (Klass, Zompro, Kristensen, Adis, 2002) or the West Wind Gladiator, one of several recently described species of a new order of carnivorous insects from Namibia, on display in the National Museum of Natural History Insect Zoo. It was brought by a group of Namibian Insectathon students and leaders visiting National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) for two weeks and participating in a special database project in Entomology. From left to right: Marc Epstein (NMNH), Scott Miller (NMNH), Yolandi Piorek, Vistorina N. Hanguler, Dismon Kambhtuamash (kneeling), Albert Both, Ashley Kirk-Spriggs (National Museum of Namibia), Faith Deering (NMNH), Joris Komen. Front Left: Albertina Nuuyoma (teacher), Pamela Nauises, Julia Owos-ous (kneeling), Nate Erwin (NMNH)

Author

Di Loreto, James

Subject

  • Miller, Scott E (Scott Everett)
  • Erwin, Nathan
  • Deering, Faith
  • Epstein, Marc E
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) O. Orkin Insect Zoo
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Entomology

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

For information on this species, see Encyclopedia of Life, http://www.eol.org/pages/488224/overview.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-009, Smithsonian Photographic Services Collection

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

May 3, 2002

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Animals
  • International cooperation
  • Museums
  • Information storage and retrieval systems
  • Students
  • Science
  • Insects
  • Entomology
  • Women Scientists
  • Data proccessing
  • Education
  • Classification
  • Taxonomy
  • Exhibitions
  • Databases
  • Science--International cooperation
  • Museums--Educational aspects

Place

Namibia

Form/Genre

  • Classification
  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

2002-3349-02A

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 8"w x 10"h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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