Czech Republic – Immature Beetles Meeting, Národní Muzeum and Prague Insect Fair – October 2021

Little (perhaps scary) path underneath a bridge to take you to the National Museum of Czech Republic.
Focusing on finding potential paedomorphic Lycidae in the National Entomological Museum of Czech Republic: many specimens found!
Not only lycids and elateroids are paedomorphic, several unrelated beetle lineages, including Chrysomelidae, are known to have groups displaying features that can be considered paedomorphic.
My presentation on the life stage associations of larvae, extreme paedomorphic females and adult males of Lycidae. The displayed photo is a Leptolycus flavoapicalis, one of the most beautiful lycid species in the Americas.
Happy hour after a day of immature beetles, after the Immature Beetles Meeting 2021.
Butterflies being sold in the traditional Insect Fair. Many happy entomologists gathered after a year without being able to get together publicly.
Off to a good start, with insects, beer and friends and colleagues in the early morning of this year’s insect fair in Prague.
Myself and Robin Kundrata plotting the future of Elateroidea studies.

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:

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:

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.