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October 14, 2011
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Father and son Paschoal and Everardo Grossi

 

Visiting from:

Universidade Federal do Parana
Departamento de Zoologia
Curitiba Parana

Brazil

 

Working with: Malcolm Kerley, Curator of Scarabaeoidea, and Max Barclay, Coleoptera Collections Manager

Arrived at the Museum:  28th September 2011
Leaving date: 29th September 2011 

 

Research interests:

Paschoal Grossi is at the University of Parana and works on the Lucanidae and his father Everardo is a medical doctor with a passion for Dynastinae
About:
Paschoal Grossi is a graduate student working on the systematics of Brazilian Lucanidae, Dynastinae, and other Scarabaeoidea.   Particular study interests include the distribution of Brazilian lucanids and phylogenetic relationships. He is developing a key for the South America lucanid genera and revising work on the tribe Sclerostomini.

 

Everardo Grossi is a clinical pathologist who works in his free time on Dynastinae. Research includes the tribe Agaocephalini and he is currently describing several species in the genera Agaocephala and Brachysiderus. He has rediscovered Agaocephala (now Aegopsis) bolbocerida in central Brazil.

Relevant publications:

 

Grossi, P., and F. Vaz-de-Mello. (2007). A new species of Metadorcinus Kriesche from Brazil with notes on the genus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Lucanidae). Zootaxa 1478: 49-59.

Grossi, Everardo Jose; Arnaud, Patrick (1993) Description d'une nouvelle sous-espece de Dynastes hercules.Bulletin de la Societe Sciences Nat  Volume: 78  Pages: 13-14.

 

Here is an excellent website giving detailed information about the Scarab workers of the world:

http://www.unl.edu/museum/research/entomology/workers/index2.htm