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Father and son Paschoal and Everardo Grossi


Visiting from:

Universidade Federal do Parana
Departamento de Zoologia
Curitiba Parana



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
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:



Andrew Davis, Oxford, UK

Posted by Blaps Oct 10, 2011

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Andrew Davis with assorted beetles - probably scarabs!


Visiting from: Oxford, England


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


Arrived at the Museum:  11th August 2011
Leaving date: 11th August 2011

Research interests:

Research interests focus on dung-feeding beetles (Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae, Scarabaeinae; Geotrupidae; Hybosoridae) as indicators of environmental disturbance in primary and derived forest ecosystems. Taxonomic work has been carried out in conjunction with the National Museum of Natural History, Leiden (The Netherlands) and the NHM.


Relevant publications:

Davis, A.J., Huijbregts, J., & Krikken, J. (2000) The role of local and regional processes in shaping dung beetle communities in tropical forest plantations in Borneo. Global Ecology and Biogeography 9: 281-292.

Davis, A.J. (2000) Species richness of dung-feeding beetles (Coleoptera: Aphodiidae, Scarabaeidae, Hybosoridae) in tropical rainforest at Danum Valley, Sabah, Malaysia. Coleopterist's Bulletin 54(2): 221-231

Davis, A.J. (2000) Does reduced-impact logging help preserve biodiversity in tropical rainforests? A case study from Borneo using dung beetles as indicators. Environmental Entomology 29(3): 467-475