Beetle’s Best Friend: Trained dogs most efficient in monitoring hermit beetle larvae

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  • August 28, 2017
  • Hermit beetles (Osmoderma eremita) are considered at risk, but in order to be effectively protected, they first need to be identified and consistently monitored. However, this turns out to be a tough task, given that the species is only present for a short time as an adult while it is also extremely elusive. On the […]

    Special Nature Conservation issue: Monitoring protected insects in the European Union

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  • A collection of thirteen research papers has been published to address the conservation of saproxylic beetles and other insects listed in the Habitats Directive With biodiversity loss well underway, conservation measures are urgent on a global scale and the European Union is no exception. However, for efficient strategies and actions to be put in place, […]