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David Funk

500 500 Stroud Water Research Center


Entomology Group

Director of Facilities

Facilities Department

tel. 610-268-2153, ext. 237
970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311

Interests and Expertise

I am interested in all aspects of aquatic insect biology, especially the resolution of species using genetics, reproductive biology, and life history data. I have also combined my interests in entomology and photography to produce a large collection of images of aquatic insects in their native habitat.


I have been taking pictures of insects for more than 30 years and have developed special equipment such as a shallow underwater rig (pictured below) for taking in-stream photos aquatic insects. My photographs have appeared in numerous books and magazines, including Natural HistoryScientific AmericanRanger RickNational WildlifeWings (Xerces Society), BBC Wildlife, and Nature Australia.