The Heliconius melpomene genome and many other lepidopteran genomes are available on LepBase, as well as at ENSEMBL. LepBase is supported by a grant from the BBSRC awarded to us with Mark Blaxter.
Earthcape specimen and lab database
This database is used to keep track of specimens and crosses in the lab. If you don’t have an account you can see data with the Username ‘Anonymous’ (no password needed). If you want to find specimens associated with a publication please navigate to ‘Record Sets’ and look for the relevant title. There is an FAQ page on how to use the database.
LEPBASE genome browser
This genome browser and BLAST server has been established in collaboration with Mark Blaxter in Edinburgh and hosts all Lepidoptera genomes
Internal Laboratory Information
Lab ordering procedures
We have a lab email list, which has a homepage here
Other useful links:
This is the page for Oxford MSDS safety information for chemicals
Old web resources
Although it is no longer maintained, ButterflyBase is a public database of all genbank-submitted leidopteran EST sequences in a clustered and annotated format. A more recent incarnation including next-gen data is InsectaCentral.