12 Feb 2018

Insects galore - Peter Johns' insect collection

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:36 pm on 12 February 2018

Canterbury Museum is entering phase two of a project to catalogue 140-thousand New Zealand insects and list them online as a resource for researchers worldwide.

The significant collection includes craneflies, weta, millipedes and centipedes from all over the country.

Peter Johns' is a research fellow at the museum and has been collecting the insects during his 6 decade career in entomology.

He has also been elected as a Fellow of the Entomological Society of New Zealand, an honour bestowed on only seven other living New Zealand entomologists.      


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