If you are interested in attending my virtual PhD defense, please preregister at
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!
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.
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.
Saint-Lô, Normandy. The city was completely rebuilt after the WWII and is now a thriving city.
Dr. Robert Constantin working with Telegeusinae in his private collection.
I swear a few moments before he was smiling, but while Françoise (Robert’s wife) was taking the photos he was giving her instructions on how to take it.