Odonata Glass Wing-Mounts at the UMMZ


In the earlier days, many Odonatologists prepared wings forstudy by securely mounting a set of wings between two sheets ofthin glass with the edges sealed with black paper tape. We havea number of these prepared by E.B. Williamson, and a lesser numberfrom C.H. Kennedy. Although they are not used much, they may stillconstitute a useful resource. The specimens listed below are storedwith our main collection, but are kept seperate from the adultsstored in envelopes.

  anexample of one of the mounts made by Williamson

A few of the species listed below have been illustrated viaa color flat-bed scanner, and if you feel it would be worthwhilefor me to scan in a member of each genus in for web access,please let me know. Icould certainly scan them more quickly via grayscale, but thecolor patterns would be lost for many of the species.

This web page updated 09/08/1997 by M.F.O'Brien