The first long-horned beetle giving birth to live young discovered in Borneo

  • May 12, 2016
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    A remarkably high diversity of the wingless long-horned beetles in the mountains of northern Borneo is reported by three Czech researchers from the Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic. Apart from the genera and species new to science, the entomologists report the first case of reproduction by live birth in this rarely collected group of beetles. […]

    Tracing the ancestry of dung beetles

  • April 25, 2016
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    One of the largest and most important groups of dung beetles in the world evolved from a single common ancestor and relationships among the various lineages are now known, according to new research by an entomologist from Western Kentucky University. The study by Dr T. Keith Philips, recently published in the open access journal ZooKeys, […]

    Rediscovering an interesting group of ant-loving beetles

  • April 7, 2016
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    Case-bearer leaf beetles, scientifically called Cryptocephalinae, live a secretive life. While the adults hide their heads inside their torso, like a cloaked, mysterious figure, their eggs stay hidden inside a case, carefully constructed by their mothers, using fecal pellets. Having already hatched, the larvae and, later, the pupae keep this initial case and build on […]