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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. 

 

Relevant webpages:

 

http://www.clerid.wzw.tum.de/Clerid-Workers.3.0.html

 

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

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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:

 

http://taxonomy.tau.ac.il/en/?cmd=grants.56&act=read&id=96

 

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

 

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Christiane Weirauch

 

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Wei Song and his first introduction to cricket!

 

Visiting from:

University of California

Department of Entomology

 

Working with: Mick Webb, Curator Hemiptera and Laurence Livermore; and Christiane's PhD student Wei-Song Hwang

 

Arrived at the Museum: 8th September 2012

Leaving date: 23rd September 2012

 

Whilst at the Museum Christiane and Wei Song photographed hundreds of Reduvid type specimens, here is one of them!

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Ulpius bicolor Distant, 1879 Holotype

 

Research interests:

Christiane's research interests encompass morphological and molecular systematics of Heteroptera with an emphasis on assassin bugs (Reduviidae) and plant bugs (Miridae); Evolutionary biology and biological control.

 

Under the PEET project, Wei Song's PhD research encompasses 1) the first steps towards the resolution of the polyphyletic Reduviinae, 2) testing the monophyly of the blood-feeding Triatominae,  3) establishing the genus-level phylogeny of Physoderinae based on morphology and 4) conducting a taxonomic revision of the Indo-Pacific Physoderes

 

 

Relevant webpages:

 

Heteroptera systematics lab at UCR

http://www.heteroptera.ucr.edu/

 

http://facultydirectory.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/pub/public_individual.pl?faculty=3025

 

http://hymenoptera.ucr.edu/christiane-weirauch

 

 

Relevant publications:

 

 

Hwang, WS. & Weirauch, C. 2012. Evolutionary History of Assassin Bugs (Insecta: Hemiptera: Reduviidae): Insights from Divergence Dating and Ancestral State Reconstruction. PLOS ONE.  7: 9  Article Number: e45523  

 

 

Forthman, M. & Weirauch, C. 2012. Toxic associations: A review of the predatory behaviors of millipede assassin bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Ectrichodiinae). European Journal of Entomology. Volume: 109. 2:147-153

 

 

Schuh, R. T., Weirauch, C. and Wheeler, W. C. 2009. Cimicomorphan relationships (Insecta: Heteroptera): combining morphological and DNA sequence data (Insecta: Heteroptera). Systematic Entomology 34: 15-34.

 

 

Schuh, R. T., Weirauch, C., Henry, T. J., and Halbert, S. 2008. Curaliidae, a new family of Heteroptera from the Eastern United States (Insecta). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 101: 20-29.

 

 

Weirauch, C. 2008a. Cladistic analysis of Reduviidae (Heteroptera: Cimicomorpha) based on morphological characters. Systematic Entomology 33: 229-274.

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Michael Schülke, Berlin

Posted by Blaps Nov 27, 2012

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Michael Schülke

 

Visiting from:

 

Institut für Systematische Zoologie

 

Museum für Naturkunde Humbolt Universitat zu Berlin

 

 

Working with: Roger Booth, Curator of Staphylinoidea; Cucujoidea and Histeroidea

 

Arrived at the Museum: 5th September 2011

Leaving date: 23 September 2011

 

 

Research interests:

Michael studied the Tachyporinae and Oxytelinae, in particular the genus Bledius  whilst at the NHM.

 

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Some collections enhancement: Syntype designation of Bledius fossor Heer, 1839. Schulke, 2011.

 

Relevant webpages:

Michael visited the NHM on a SYNTHESIS grant. SYNTHESIS 'aims to create an integrated European infrastructure for researchers in the natural sciences' comprising of 20 European natural history museums, Universities and botanic gardens.

http://www.synthesys.info/

 

Relevant publications:

 

Schulke, M., 2005. On Staphylinus rufipes Linnaeus, 1758 (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Tachyporinae) (57th contribution to the knowledge on Tachyporines).

Entomologische Blaetter fuer Biologie und Systematik der Kaefer. Volume: 100; Issue: 3; Pages: 201-204.   

 

Schulke, M., 2000. Studies on the systematics and taxonomy of the genus Lordithon Thomson, 1859 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Tachyporinae). Koleopterologische Rundschau . Volume: 70;  Pages: 87-111.

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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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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.

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Matt Paulsen, Nebraska USA

Posted by Blaps Nov 17, 2011

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Matt Paulsen

 

Visiting from:

University of Nebraska State Museum

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

Arrived at the Museum: 15th August 2011
Leaving date: 31st August 2011 

 

Matt identified over 2,300 species of Lucanidae from the Museums' accession material. There was particular improvement in the Ochodaeidae, where all historical generic placements were corrected and in some cases, await publication.

This was all achieved on a collections enhancement grant.

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Lamprima adolphinae Gestro, 1875

 

Research interests:

Matt is interested in  the phylogeny, ecology, and taxonomy of New World scarab beetles, and higher-level classification of Lucanidae. as well as the phylogeny, ecology, and behavior of the Euphoriina (Cetoniinae) and Aphodiini (Aphodiinae) and systematics of Glaresidae and Ochodaeidae.

He is also working on the Pycnosiphorus of South America:

http://www.pteron-world.com/english/pycnosiphorus/pycnosiphorus1.htm

 

And, Scarabs of Nebraska:

http://www-museum.unl.edu/research/entomology/CPBS/CPBSscarabs.html

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

 

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Matt Paulsen, Xia Wan (Working on Lucanidae from China)

 

Relevant publications:

Paulsen M.J., 2011. A new species of Parochodaeus Nikolajev from the southwestern United States (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Ochodaeidae). Insecta Mundi  Volume: 0184   Pages: 1-4 

 

Paulsen M.J., 2011. A second species of Lucanobium Howden and Lawrence from South America (Coleoptera: Lucanidae: Aesalinae). Insecta Mundi  Volume: 0171   Pages: 1-3 

 

Paulsen M.J.; Smith Andrew B.T., 2010. Revision of the genus Chiasognathus Stephens of southern South America with the description of a new species (Coleoptera, Lucanidae, Lucaninae, Chiasognathini).
ZooKeys  Volume: 43   Pages: 33-63 

 

 

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Andrew Smith,  Canada

Posted by Blaps Nov 17, 2011

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Andrew B T Smith


Visiting from:

Canadian Museum of Nature
Working with: Malcolm Kerley, Curator of Scarabaeoidea, and Max Barclay, Coleoptera Collections Manager; Matt Paulsen
Arrived at the Museum: 15th August 2011
Leaving date: 31st August 2011 

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Andrew, Max and Matt Paulsen

 

Andrew identified thousands of specimens of Melolonthinae and Rutelinae from the Museum's accessions of undetermined material in the two weeks that he spent in the Coleoptera section.  25 drawers of New World Melolonthinae were identified and incorporated into the main collection. Parts of the collection were reorganised to  reflect modern classification schemes and over 50 specimens collected by Charles Darwin in southern South America  during the voyage of the Beagle were located and databased!  Many of the Darwin specimens had no  explicit information on the labels linking them to Darwin so there was much detective work involved as well! This was all achieved on a collections enhancement grant.

 

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Platycoelia convexa Smith, 2003



Research interests:

Andrew is a Research Associate of the Canadian Museum of Nature. His research interests include the systematics, molecular phylogenetics, biogeography, and conservation of scarab beetles. Andrew has recently completed revisions of all of the Neotropical Anoplognathini (Rutelinae). 
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

 

 

Relevant publications:

Smith, A. B. T. 2009. Description of a new species of Platycoelia Dejean (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anoplognathini) from Bolivia. Zootaxa 2105: 66-68.

 

Bouchard, P., V. V. Grebennikov, A. B. T. Smith, and H. Douglas. 2009. Biodiversity of Coleoptera. In, R. G. Foottit and P. H. Adler (eds.), Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford.

 

Smith, A. B. T. 2008. South American Melolonthinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) classification and nomenclature: some problems and solutions. Insecta Mundi 60: 1-28.


Smith, A. B. T. and P. E. Skelley. 2007. A review of the Aphodiinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of southern South America. Zootaxa 1458: 1-80.

 

 

 

 

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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

 

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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



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Teruo Ochi & Masahiro Kon, Japan

Posted by Blaps Sep 6, 2011

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Teruo Ochi (left) & Masahiro Kon (right), Coleoptera collections

 


Visiting from: University of Shiga Prefecture, Nr. Kyoto, Japan

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

Arrived at the Museum:  8th August 2011
Leaving date: 12th August 2011 
Research interests:
Ochi & Kon are world renowned specialists in the Onthophagus scarabs; Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea; Scarabaeidae; Onthophagus; and publish prolifically on the Scarabaeidae, with particular reference to many species new to science.

About:
The Japanese Society of Scarabaeoidology http://www.unl.edu/museum/research/entomology/Newsletter/Scarabs65.pdf

Relevant publications:
Ochi, Teruo; Kon, Masahiro; Kawahara, Masakazu (2011). Four new taxa of Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) from Southeast Asia. Masamushi. Entomological papers dedicated to Dr. Kimio Masumoto on the occasion of his retirement. [Special Publication of the Japanese Society of Scarabaeoidology No 1.]  Pages: 153-162 

Kon, Masahiro; Ochi, Teruo; Abe, Azuma (2010). New records of Copris (Sinocopris) uenoi and C. (S.) barclayi (Coleoptera,Scarabaeidae) from, Myanmar. Elytra, Volume: 38 Issue: 2  Pages: 296 

Ochi, Teruo; Kon, Masahiro; Tsubaki, Yoshitaka (2009). Notes on the coprophagous scarab-beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) from Southeast Asia (XXI) nine new species and two new subspecies of Onthophagus from the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo. Entomological Review of Japan Volume: 64 Issue: 2 Pages: 217-236 
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Weston Opitz, USA

Posted by Blaps Aug 29, 2011

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Weston on the left (optimistically tropical for our British summertime climate!)
Visiting from: Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, USA
Working with: Beulah Garner, Curator Cleroidea, Max Barclay, Collections Manager, Justin Bartlett, Cleridae of Australia expert
Arrived at the Museum:  8th August 2011
Leaving date: 10th August 2011 onwards to Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris
Research interests: Coleoptera: Cleroidea: Cleridae
About: Weston is Professor of Biology at Kansas Wesleyan University. His research focuses on the classification, natural history and evolution of the world Cleridae and related families within the superfamily Cleroidea.
Goal of research at the Museum: View the world Cleridae collection. Gifted the Museum 53 specimens of Cleridae including 11 species new to our collection! Thanks Weston!
Relevant publications:
Classification, natural history and evolution of the Epiphloeinae (Coleoptera, Cleridae). Part 2, The genera Chaetophloeus Opitz and Plocamocera, Spinola.
Opitz W. (2010) Classification, natural history, phylogeny, and subfamily composition of the Cleridae and generic content of the subfamilies. Entomologica Basiliensia et Collections Frey 32: 31–128.

 

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Justin Bartlett, Australia

Posted by Blaps Aug 19, 2011
Weston Opitz (left) Justin Bartlett (right)
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Visiting from:
Biosecurity Queensland (DEEDI) Australia
Working with: Beulah Garner, Curator Cleroidea, Max Barclay, Collections Manager, Weston Opitz, World Clerid expert
Arrived at the Museum:  8th August 2011
Leaving date: 11th August 2011
Research interests: Coleoptera: Cleroidea: Cleridae
Goal of research at the Museum: View the Australian Cleridae collection
Relevant publications:
My current projects:
Taxonomy of Australian and New Caledonian clerids including revisions of Australian Opilo and Australasian Orthrius
Excellent Scratchpad: Cleridae of Australia

 

Flickr photo stream of Cleridae
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Milosz Mazur, Poland

Posted by Blaps Aug 3, 2011

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Visiting from: Department of Biosystematics, Opole University, Poland
Working with: Max Barcley - Collections Manager; Chris Lyal - weevil researcher
Arrived at the Museum: 28th June 2011
Leaving date: 5th July 2011
Research interests: Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Eugnomini

 

 

Goal of research at the Museum: view the Eugnomini collection; revised type specimens of Eugnomini, especially genus Pactola; research specimens from the genus Pactola in undeterminated specimens.

 

Something about me:

I’m working at Opole University in Poland (Department of Biosystematics) since 2006. At University I’m lecturer, weevil researcher and coordinator of the Center of Biodiversity Studies. I created the first beetle collections at Opole University (more then 15 000 specimens, mainly weevils from West Europe, till now). My main research interests are: taxonomy and systematics of weevils (Eugnomini); zoogeography, biodiversity, faunistics and nature conservation.

 

My current projects:

1) Taxonomy and morphology of Eugnomini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) – my own project
2) Barcoding for Crioceris asparagus beetles from central-east Europe – together with the Polish Academy of Science; as grant executor; grant funded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education
3) Influence of xerothemic turfs isolation on genetic structure of Centricnemus leucogrammus populations: conservation implications – together with the Polish Academy of Science; as grant executor; grant funded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education
4) Genetic structure of central-European populations of xerothermic beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae, Chrysomelidae): colonization history, level of isolation and taxonomic status - together with the Polish Academy of Science; as grant executor; grant funded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education

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Renzo Perissinotto, South Africa

Posted by Blaps Jul 21, 2011

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Visiting from: School of Biological & Conservation Sciences
University of  KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, SOUTH AFRICA
Working with: Malcolm Kerley, Curator of Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea
Arrived at the Museum: 13th July 2011
Leaving date: 13th July 2011
Research interests: Scarabaeoidea; Cetoniidae; Cetoniinae; Odontorrhina (The rose chafers)

Goal of research at the Museum: view the Cetoniinae collection; donate cetoniine specimens to the Museum's collection including paratypes of Anopleicheilus silvicola, Xiphoscelis lenxuba, Ichnestoma ficqi

 

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