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Malaysian insects digitised in international collaboration

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Malaysian dragonflies, beetles, grasshoppers and crickets are being digitised for research.

Museum digitisation specialists are working with Ecotourism and Conservation Society Malaysia (ECOMY).

The team is aiming to digitise representative specimens for 5,000 species across a range of taxonomic groups.

The focus will be on insects such as damselflies, dragonflies, praying mantids, grasshoppers, locusts, crickets, stick insects, moths and beetles.

Data will be available to download via the Museum's Data Portal, and a copy will also be stored in Malaysia.

A Malaysian leaf insect ready for digitisation (Phyllium giganteum Hausleithner)

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