Category Archives: Carabids

New Pterostichus for Hilary

In 2015 David Maddison blogged about a trip we took to meet Hilary Hacker in Northern California (A Love of Leptoferonia). It was so amazing to meet her after being an admirer of her field work and her publication on … Continue reading

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Poster previews for the 4th International Symposium of Carabidology in Athens, Georgia

Draft copies of two posters on carabid phylogeny and chemical defense evolution available for viewing. Continue reading

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One less Pterostichus for Montana

Previous report of Pterostichus restrictus from Montana proved to be an identification error and all specimens are P. protractus. Continue reading

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Two Ph.D. student positions available at UCB and SDSU

Students will be team members in an NSF-funded multidisciplinary research project: The Genetic Basis, Biosynthetic Pathways and Evolution of Geadephagan Chemical Defense that includes collaborations among researchers at UC, Berkeley; San Diego State University; University of Arizona; and Steven’s Institute of Technology. … Continue reading

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Patronym, matronym & filionym

Creative control over the formation of names is one privilege taxonomists have. While most are run of the mill descriptive or locality-based names, patronyms are also very common. Flies have been named for Beyoncé’s voluptuous derrière, carabid beetles named for Governator’s … Continue reading

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Nevada Carabids: Part 4: An approach to Wheeler Peak

See also part 1, part 2, part 3 Day 4 – June 12, 2015 [by Riva Madan] Today was our trip to the higher elevations, reaching about 11,000 ft. It is an easy drive to the trail head at Wheeler … Continue reading

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Notonomus barrae, a new species named in honor of Cheryl Barr

I wrote about the Australian genus Notonomus and its curious pattern of mimicry here, one of the included species from South Australian wine country here and even a post on the preliminary phylogeny here. I am now please to announce that the … Continue reading

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