Very sad news today, bad news for all entomological taxonomists

On Mon, Sep 3, 2018 at 9:44 PM Brett Ratcliffe <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
The Museu Nacional held one of the world's largest lace bug collections, but the fire likely destroyed it and the rest of the museum's five million arthropod specimens. “Those type specimens can't be replaced, and they are crucial to understand the species,” he says by text message. “If I was willing to keep working on this family in this region of the globe, this was definitely a big hit.”

Cuong Do