Research & Collections

Alabama entomologist part of international dragonfly database project

Dr. John Abbott, the chief curator and director of research and collections for The University of Alabama Museums’, started collecting insects at age five. Now, he’s part of an international team that will spend four years creating the most complete database of dragonflies and damselflies ever assembled.

Dr. John Abbott at work, with his net at the ready. Photo by University of Alabama Photos, via John Abbott.

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