Author Archives: Robert Anderson

Co-Extinction and the Case of American Chestnut and the Greater Chestnut Weevil (Curculio caryatrypes)

A problem to take seriously. Continue reading

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Going Hunting in Texas

Search for an elusive insect with museum entomologist Robert Anderson. Continue reading

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What’s in a Name? A Year in Taxonomy at the Canadian Museum of Nature

A total of 34 new species were described by museum scientists in 2015, all with new scientific names. Some of our experts even had species named after them! Continue reading

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Cave Weevils in North America

Caves are known for their magnificent geologic structures, but the richness of their biodiversity is emerging into the light. Continue reading

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Fieldwork Matters

Entomologist Bob Anderson is back from his fifth weevil-collecting trip in Guatemala with some new species discoveries. Continue reading

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Species Discoveries in 2014 at the Canadian Museum of Nature

Discovery of new species is a specialty of the museum’s scientific research, and a bumper crop was named and classified in 2014. Continue reading

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Amazing Ants

Did you know that some ants grow fungus for food? Or that others keep herds of other insects to harvest their honeydew? Entomologist Robert Anderson shines a light on the amazing world of ants and their means of survival. Continue reading

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