Invertebrate Zoology

Scientific Preparator Jane HylandJane Hyland
412.688.8670 (fax)

Academic Training 

BA Carlow College, 1994


  • Specimen preparation of lepidoptera
  • Scientific illustration, digital imaging, and photography
  • Micro-dissection of moth genitalia
  • Training and supervision of volunteer assistants
  • Scientific Editor of staff newsletter
  • Assist with curation including sorting, identification, arranging, specimen renovation, databasing, and tray labeling

Research Interests 

Creative interests emphasize the cross-disciplinary fields of scientific illustration and oil painting, incorporating entomological and botanical themes and subjects in the paintings and classical ballet

Selected Productions and Exhibitions 

  • Installation of Butterfly and Rock Garden outside Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 2000
  • Currently working on a series of surreal "Great American Landscapes"
  • Works in Progress: Performance video installations "Dancefloor" and "Paint"
  • Recent scientific illustration projects include land snails, tiger beetles, and larval ghost moths
  • The Genus Ophioglossum in Pennsylvania
  • Utah moth book: Dissections, Photoimaging, Illustrations
  • Macromoths on oak
  • Micromoths on oak
  • Butterflies of Pennsylvania