Visiting from: Department of Biology, Museum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Working with: Max Barclay, Coleoptera Collections Manager; Gino Nearns
Arrived at the Museum: 27th September 2011
Leaving date: 8th October 2011
Whilst at the museum, Nathan worked on Bothrideridae and Colydiidae and made a great contribution to Coleoptera collections enhancement.
A selection of undetermined material in the Bothrideridae accessions now identified to genus level by Nathan; including Sosylus.
Nathan is a PhD candidate at the University of New Mexico in the Kelly Miller Lab
His PhD thesis is on the Systematics of Cylindrical Bark Beetles (Zopheridae; Colydiinae) and Bothriderid Beetles (Bothrideridae).
His research intersts are on taxonomy and systematics of the beetle families Zopheridae (incl. Colydiinae) which are fungus feeders but can also predate on bark beetles, and Bothrideridae, which are both fungal feeders and ectoparasites of wood-boring beetle larvae and pupae, potentially serving as biological control agents for destructive wood-boring pests.
© Nathan Lord 2007Deretaphrus puncticollis; a species included in Nathan's genus revision of the Deretaphrus, Bothrideridae Erichson.#
For all the beetle related activities that Nathan and Gino get up:
Slipinski, A.S., N.P. Lord and J.F. Lawrence, 2010. 10.28. Bothrideridae Erichson, 1845. Pp.
411-422 in: Handbuch der Zoologie/Handbook of Zoology. Band/Volume IV
Arthropoda: Insecta Teilband/Part 38. Coleoptera, Beetles. Volume 2. Morphology
Lord, N.P., C.S. Hartley, K.B. Miller, J.V. McHugh, M.F. Whiting. 2010. Phylogenetic Analysis
of the Minute Brown Scavenger Beetles (Coleoptera: Latridiidae), and Recognition of
a New Beetle Family, Akalyptoischionidae, fam. n. (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea).
Systematic Entomology, 35: 753-763.
Lord, N.P., Nearns, E.H., & K.B. Miller. 2011. Ironclad ID, Tool for diagnosing ironclad and
cylindrical bark beetles (Coleoptera: Zopheridae) of North America north of Mexico.
The University of New Mexico and Center for Plant Health Science and Technology,
USDA, APHIS, PPQ.