Sunday, June 14, 2009
Jocelyn Gill, Agriculture Canada, work on color plates
We wish to acknowledge the work of Ms. Jocelyn Gill, Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes, Biodiversity Program, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, Ottawa, Canada for her expert work on the color plates for our book Moths of Western North America. Jocelyn did all of the photography, digital manipulation, and plate assembly for all of the Macromoth specimen plates and did some clean-up and assembly for the Micromoth plates. She also advised on the layouts for our plates. Some of her work was performed under contract to the University of California Press, but she also carried out much of the work on time donated by her supervisor Dr. J.D. Lafontaine. We feel that the high quality of the plates is the most attractive feature of our book and will be useful to many readers for many decades. We are grateful for Joce's dedication and expertise.