2nd International Symposium on the Elateroidea!

I am happy to share that I am organizing with my colleagues Cisteil X. Pérez and Oliver Keller the 2nd International Symposium on the Elateroidea. The meeting will be held completely online on October, 9th 2021! Registration is free and open to all interested! More info and registration link available at the event webpage: https://elateroidsymposium.info/index.html

Upcoming talk at the Coleopterists Society 2020 Annual Meeting

I will be giving a talk on my upcoming big paper on the taxonomy and evolution of Thonalmus! The biggest project I have worked so far! The event will be a virtual/ online meeting 12–6 PM North American Eastern Standard Time, 4 December 2020. More info in the link: https://www.coleopsoc.org/event/2020-annual-meeting/

Hoping to see you virtually there!

Czech Republic – Olomouc, Immature Beetles Meeting, Národní muzeum and Prague Insect Fair, October 2019

Beautiful view of Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Top left: Professor Ladislav Bocak, world Lycidae expert; in front of him, PhD student Dominik Kusy, and Dr. Michal Motyka. A really nice and fun experience with the folks from the Palacký University Olomouc.

Immature Beetles Meeting talk on Lycidae.

Immature Beetles Meeting evening larval pub: next to me Robin Kundrata, followed by his friend, then Michael Ivie and Hume Douglas.

Immature Beetles Meeting 2019 – group photo

Front of Narodni Museum

Lycidae and elateroidea collection


Insect Fair in Prague – Beautiful specimens from all over the world.


Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Łomna, Poland, June 2019

The main entrance of the institute. Behind the building a national forests, with lots of wild animals, including wolves and deer.

This building was constructed about 10 years ago to accommodate the entomology collection in a new and modern facility.


Part of the collection, including the very important Lycidae historical collection that belonged to Kleine.


Pterostichus sp., one of the largest species of Carabidae in Europe.