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Ganyan Yang and Hong-Liang Shi


Visiting from: Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing


Working with: Beulah Garner, Curator Carabidae, Cleroidea


Arrived at the Museum:  15/08/2011


Leaving date: 25/08/2011


Whilst at the museum, Ganyan worked on a revision of the Callimerus group of checkered beetles. This revision is published here and includes NHM specimens.



Research interests:

Ganyan is currently working on a revison of Gastrocentrum, Tillinae, Cleridae. 


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Relevant publications:


Yang, GY; Yang, XK. 2013. Revision of the genus Hemitrachys Gorham, with discovery of a second species (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Clerinae). ZOOTAXA  Volume: 3710, Issue: 1, Pages: 72-80


Yang, GY ; Montreuil, O ; Yang, XK. 2013. Taxonomic revision of the genus Callimerus Gorham s. l. (Coleoptera, Cleridae). Part I. latifrons species-group. ZOOKEYS  Issue: 294 


Gerstmeier, R ; Yang, GY; Leavengood, JM. Editor(s): Hartmann, M; Weipert, J. 2012. .Callimerus of the Himalaya (Insecta: Coleoptera: Cleridae: Hydnocerinae). BIODIVERSITAT UND NATURAUSSTATTUNG IM HIMALAYA IV  Pages: 391-398 


Yang, GY; Montreuil, O; Yang, XK. 2011. New species, new records and new morphological characters of the genus Tillicera Spinola from China (Coleoptera, Cleridae, Clerinae). ZOOKEYS. Issue: 122,  Pages: 19-38


Ittai Renan, Israel

Posted by Blaps Oct 30, 2013

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Ittai Renan



Visiting from: National Museum of Natural History, Tel Aviv University, Israel


Working with: Beulah Garner, Curator Carabidae


Arrived at the Museum:  05/12/2011


Leaving date: 09/12/2011


Whilst at the museum, Ittai worked on Graphipterus serrator group whose revision is the subject of his PhD research.


A selection of undetermined material in the Graphipterus accessions now identified to genus level by Ittai and is currently residing in Tel Aviv University for further research!



Research interests:


Revision of Graphipterus serrator group (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Lebiinae). An integrative approach to species discovery in Carabidae, using morphology, molecular analysis and ecological methods.


Relevant webpages:


Relevant publications:

Kfir, Y; Renan, I; Schneidman, E ; Segev, R. 2012. A Natural Variation of a Neural Code. PLOS ONE.  Volume: 7.  Issue: 3  


Renan, I; Freidberg, A ; Bar Kutiel, P. 2010. The Sandy Islands of West Negev. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution. Volume: 56, Issue: 1