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Nathan Lord, New Mexico, USA

Posted by Blaps Apr 24, 2012

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Nathan Lord

 

 

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.

 

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A selection of undetermined material in the Bothrideridae accessions now identified to genus level by Nathan; including Sosylus.

 

 

Research interests:

Nathan is a PhD candidate at the University of New Mexico in the Kelly Miller Lab

http://kellymillerlab.com/default.asp?action=show_home

 

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.

 

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© Nathan Lord 2007

Deretaphrus puncticollis; a species included in Nathan's genus revision of the Deretaphrus, Bothrideridae Erichson.#

 

 

Relevant webpages:

For all the beetle related activities that Nathan and Gino get up:

 

http://cerambycids.com/default.asp?action=show_news


Relevant publications:

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 


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Gino Nearns, New Mexico, USA

Posted by Blaps Feb 28, 2012

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Gino Nearns


 

Visiting from: Department of Biology, Museum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

 


Working with: Max Barclay, Coleoptera Collections Manager; Nathan Lord

 


Arrived at the Museum: 27th September 2011


Leaving date: 8th October 2011

 

Whilst at the museum, aside from his own research Gino idenitifed three drawers of Neo-tropical Lamiines from the Martin Cooper Collection which is a great contribution to Coleoptera collections enhancement.


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Research interests:

 


Gino is a Phd candidate (Systematics and Ecology of Longhorned Beetles (Cerambycidae)) at the University of New Mexico in the Miller lab.

 


His interests are in the systematics and biodiversity of longhorned beetles: researching phylogenetic relationships among Cerambicyd taxa considering morphological, molecular, and ecological data.


Ongoing research includes a molecular phylogenetic analysis of the subfamilies Parandrinae and Prioninae, developing Lucid identification keys to the subfamilies and tribes of longhorned beetles, and describing 20+ new species of Onciderini from French Guiana.

 


Relevant webpages:

 


http://wbbresource.org/ - A Resource for Wood Boring Beetles of the World

http://elaphidion.com/default.asp - Cerambycid holotype website and database for the Smithsonian

http://itp.lucidcentral.org/id/wbb/OncidID/ - A lucid key


Relevant publications:

 


Nearns, E.H. & I.P Swift. 2011. New taxa and combinations in Onciderini Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae). Insecta Mundi, 0192: 1-27.


 

Lord, N.P., Nearns, E.H., and 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.

 


Nearns, E.H., Lord, N.P., and K.B. Miller. 2011. Oncid ID: Tool for diagnosing adult twig girdlers (Cerambycidae: Lamiinae: Onciderini). The University of New Mexico and Center for Plant Health Science and Technology, USDA, APHIS, PPQ.

 


Santos-Silva, A., Swift, I., & E.H. Nearns. 2010. Division of the genus Nothopleurus Lacordaire, 1869 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Prioninae). Zootaxa, 2643: 1-44.