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Pyrops condorinus, lanternfly from Cambodia observed by a citizen scientist (Photo: Gerard Chartier)

Facebook Users Help Inventorize Cambodian Lanternflies

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Reinout Verbeke

Fans of the ‘Natural Cambodia’ Facebook page have helped scientists with the documentation of seventeen lanternfly (Fulgoridae) species. These are colourful planthoppers from the tropics, some with a conspicuous process on the head.

The research vessel RV Belgica and Macrodontia batesi Lameere 1912 (photos: RBINS)

€1,848,000 Budget Increase

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Sigrid Maebe

The Secretary of State for Scientific Policy, Elke Sleurs, has provided an additional €1,848,000 for a major overhaul of the RV Belgica and the digitisation of our collections.

Keeping the RV Belgica Seaworthy

Phryganistria tamdaoensis: female, male, nymph and eggs.

One of ‘Our’ Giant Stick Insects in Top 10 New Species 2015

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Reinout Verbeke

A giant stick insect discovered by two of our entomologists made it onto the list of Top Ten New Species for 2015, as compiled by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF).

Tv-presentaror Lieven Scheire neemt de naar hem genoemde wandelende tak vast

New Stick Insect Species Named After TV-Presenter Lieven Scheire

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Reinout Verbeke

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Pupils looking at the stick insects in their classroom

Pupils Help to Describe a New Stick Insect Species

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Reinout Verbeke

A new species of phasmids is going to be observed, described and named by children from 3 primary classes in Brussels and Namur (Belgium).


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