One of my favorite customs over the holidays is exchanging Christmas e-cards with my fellow entomologist/natural historian friends and colleagues. On the sending side, I’m especially fond of the “insect-with-Photoshopped-Santa-hat” variety (see 2011’s Santa Jaws and 2012’s Buprestis saintnicholasii), but I broke from the insect part of the theme this year and instead used a lizard to wish everybody a Felizard Navidad! On the receiving side, and in the spirit of my first Virtual Mantle post last year, here are the e-cards that I received for my virtual mantle this year from entomologists as near as neighboring Illinois and as far as Europe and Asia! If you didn’t send me an e-card this year, I hope you’ll consider sending one to me in 2014!
Copyright © Ted C. MacRae 2013