Marty Condon

Marty Condon

Mount Vernon, IA 52314

Cornell College



Published on Sep 02, 2015

Many thanks to Aniel Gangadin and his family!

Our work in Suriname would not have been possible without the help of Aniel Gangadin, Assistant Curator Invertebrates at the National Zoological Collection of Suriname, Center for Environmental Re...

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Published on Sep 02, 2015

Heading home: an adventure on the road!

After heavy rains, trees fall...and sometimes block the road. Thanks to great teamwork we moved the tree and headed back to Paramaribo.

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Published on Sep 02, 2015

Surprises! More than one larva in flowers.

More surprises: We think these anthers (in photo below) contain an egg that has been attacked by a parasitic wasp (note the two black dots that may be "puncture wounds"). ...

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Published on Sep 02, 2015

The team at work at computers and microscope.

The team invested many hours recording data, and examining flowers under the microscope to detect eggs and larvae in flowers.

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Published on Sep 02, 2015

Sorting flowers....and cups.

First we sort flowers. After flowers are sorted, we put each flower in a small plastic cup and check cups daily for emerging insects

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Published on Sep 02, 2015

The Suriname team at the edge of the forest.

This site was great for collecting: abundant and accessible flowers, flies, and wasps.

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Published on Sep 02, 2015

Thanks to your support: success in Suriname!

Thanks to a great team- and your generous support- we collected >9000 flowers from 155 plants, prepared 48 plant specimens, and reared >700 insects. We also captured 57 flies and 42 parasitic...

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Published on Feb 07, 2015

THANK YOU!!- we are ready for Suriname!

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Published on Sep 20, 2014


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