Thursday, 10 January 2008

Bugs Britannica - an update

The Bugs Britannica blog is continuing to attract interesting contributions from the public.

Here's an example, submitted by Ian Wallace:
Museum insect collections are full of human interest vignettes as well as the actual collections. Among those at World Museum Liverpool are a giant wood wasp, which sports an impressive egg-laying spike that a member of the public handed in during the 2nd World War thinking it was a secret weapon dropped by a German plane. Also along the war-time theme is a Scarce Swallowtail Buterfly with a few holes in the wings that the collector, Colonel J.A. Graham notes on the label “Jeancourt June 1917 blown up by a 3″ shell and picked up half dead”.

1 comment:

Lisa@Museums said...

Hi, if you want to find out more about the bugs, ants, aquarium and more cool features at the World Museum Liverpool, then visit the main website at: Liverpool Museums