Category Archives: Entomology

Bombo’s Big Question in 5 languages

  Hey everyone! Bombo’s Big Question is now also available in Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, and Norwegian.          Links below.   English original: Spanish: Chinese: Korea: Norwegian:

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Bombo’s Big Question

On behalf of the Carabid-Q research Team* I am very pleased to present a book about a bombardier beetle for children that is beautifully illustrated by Ainsley Seago and chocked full of facts and fun. This beetle tale is suitable … Continue reading

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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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Enigmatic La Brea Tar Pit Insect Fossils

Anna Holden who recently wrote a guest post here  on insects from the La Brea Tar Pits as paleoenvironmental indicators has a lot more stunning insect fossils that have turned up during her studies. She is looking for help to identify … 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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DIY, heavy-duty, weather-proof UV light and photo-switch system

Perhaps you are like me and need to run a UV light for insects even when it rains, or especially when it rains (think rain beetles). I have chewed through a bunch of the off the shelf UV lights over … Continue reading

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Nevada Carabids: Part 5: Death March to Dead Lake and Heading West

See also part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 Day 5 – June 13, 2015 [by Riva Madan]          Our last day going out in the field at GBNP. We started off by picking up all the traps we … 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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