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LectureMeet the unsung heroes of the natural world: carrion beetles. Important decomposers and recyclers, most carrion beetles feed and breed on dead animals. Museum curator and carrion beetle specialist, Ashleigh Whiffin introduces us to these delightful decomposers, digs deeper into their complex ecology, and highlights some of the current work...
Lestricus secalis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Hymenoptera, Braconidae): a species new to Spain parasitizing the Iberian endemic Pogonocherus sturanii (Sama & Schurmann, 1982) (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae)The cenocoeliine braconid Lestricus secalis (Linnaeus) is recorded for the first time in Spain, being the southernmost known locality in the species’ distribution. Two specimens emerged from branches of Pinus nigra ssp. salzmannii in which the Iberian endemic cerambycid Pogonocherus sturanii was developing, in Sierra Mágina (southern Spain). Illustrated notes...
Obregón, R ; Shaw, Mark R
Western Palaearctic Meteorinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in the National Museums of Scotland, with rearing, phenological and distributional data, including six species new to Britain, and a discussion of a potential route to speciation.Distributional, phenological and in many cases rearing data are given for 44 species of western Palaearctic Meteorinae in the genera Meteorus and Zele, from the nearly 2,500 specimens of the group present in the collection of the National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh. Six species are newly recorded from Britain. Patterns...
Stigenberg, Julia ; Shaw, Mark R
OMALIIDAE Handlirsch, 1904 (Insecta, Archaeorthoptera) and XENOPTERIDAE Pinto, 1986 (Insecta, Megasecoptera): proposed emendation to OMALIAIDAE and XENOPTERAIDAE respectively to remove homonymy with OMALIINAE MacLeay, 1825 (Insecta, Coleoptera) and XENOPTERIDAE Riek, 1955 (Insecta, Orthoptera)The purpose of this application, under Articles 29 and 55.3 of the Code, is to remove the homonymy between the family-group names OMALIDAE Handlirsch, 1904 (Insecta, Archaeorthoptera) and OMALIDAE MacLeay, 1825 (Insecta, Coleoptera), which are homonyms due to the similarity of the names of their respective type genera Omalia Beneden...
Ross, Andrew ; Nicholson, D.B ; Jarzembowski, E A