Dresden – Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden, Germany – January, 2023

Last paper of the year! Wishing all a Happy New Year and prosperous 2023!

Beaty Centre for Species Discover at the Canadian Museum of Nature – Moving to Canada in the Summer 2023

Puerto Rico – Fieldwork searching for paedomorphic beetles, their larvae and females – June, 2022

El Yunque National Forest, El Verde Field Station. We spent three weeks collecting and setting up traps in various parts of the island, hunting paedomorphic beetles and their semaphoronts.
Mt. Britton tower. From left to right: J. P. Kole (Montana State University), Lucas Geisler, Caroline Amalie Høegh-Guldberg and Vinicius Ferreira (University of Copenhagen).
Bosque Estatal Toro Negro.
The famous coqui. Endemic to Puerto Rico, these little frogs provide the theme sounds for the island and several species can be found throughout the island.
Playa Escondida, Fajardo.
A very dry forest in Ponce. Quite different environment from what most people would think of PR.

Belgium – Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique – May, 2022

The IRSB is one of the more important Lycidae collections in the world, especially for containing many new world types, mainly the ones described by Jules Bourgeois and some of the Félix Édouard Guérin-Méneville, as well as syntypes from Gorham and material compared to the Kirsch collection.

Old-fashioned cabinets, containing hundreds of treasures not only of Lycidae, but many other paedomorphic lineages, including Lampyridae, Phengodidae and Cantharidae.
Containing my excitement after finding out about the nearly 100 new world Lycidae types from the collection!