England – The Natural History Museum, London – February, 2022

The Natural History Museum, London – This visit was focused on the identification and documentation of lycid types from the Neotropical region, which include several paedomorphic lineages.
The already classic photo with Darwin – Charlie, as I call him. Note my excitement at the moment this photo was being taken.
Calopteron is probably the second most-commonly found Lycidae in the Americas. While this group is not paedomorphic, several paedomorphic species are closely related to this genus, and studying their types is an important component of future phylogenetic studies relating to the paedomorphic lycids.
What is a Russian (Alexandra Tokareva), a Swiss (Michael Geiser) and a Brazilian (myself) were doing in the bar? If you said talking about beetles you were right!

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