Replying to postdoc AND the list since a) I don't follow instructions very well and b) this might be of general interest.

David Houle at FSU has an automated Drosophila wing landmarking system (hardware and software), and has placed a lot (30k+) images on the Morphbank server. For more info, see...

A search for "drosophila" brings up "31924 Images"


On 3/29/17 9:35 AM, Göran Arnqvist wrote:
A postdoc of mine asked me to send along the below request to morphmet -
any help would be appreciated! Please reply straight to her. /Göran

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject:        [ebc-zooeco] Insect wing images needed
Date:   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:57:41 +0000
From:   Zorana Kurbalija Novicic <>
Reply-To:       Zorana Kurbalija Novicic <>
To: <>

Dear colleagues,

I have lost a large amount of time and energy in manually putting a
landmarks on thousands of Drosophila wings in order to perform some
geometric morphometry analysis. I am sure that I have sympathy of some
of you who are experiencing the same.

Recently I made collaboration with colleagues from IT Department
(Uppsala University) with an aim to make that boring process
automatized. Now, I am happy inform you that we are approaching the
final phase in software development and that hopefully will enable us to
perform landmarking automatically.

I am writing to you because I need your assistance. *I would very much
appreciate if you have some good quality images (tiff or jpeg) of insect
wings to share with me- so I can try to analyze the applicability of
software across different insect species *(and not only Drosophila).

Looking forward to receive the material and thanks in advance!

Kind regards


- - -
Zorana Kurbalija Novicic, PhD
Marie Curie Fellow

Animal Ecology
Department of Ecology and Genetics
Evolutionary Biology Centre
Uppsala University, Sweden

Norbyvägen 18D
SE-752 36, Uppsala, Sweden
Mob: 0723 634 937


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