Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Above is an image from Morphbank a a cool new wesite I have just heard about via Eurekalert. It will apparently be an 'international Web database that contains thousands of high-resolution photographs and other images of plant and animal specimens.' The images here are all very high quality and it is possible to download vey high resolution versions which is nice, especially as there seem to be lots of nice SEMs, and i do like a nice SEM. The taxonomic coverage is limited at the moment (mainly to wasps) but it could be an amazing resource in the future.
The picture is the wasp Aylax papaveris and morphbank can be found at http://www.morphbank.com. Press release: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2005-10/fsu-tso101105.php