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Erotylidae Checklist: Pleasing Fungus Beetles

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22 February 2019
Pleasing Fungus Beetles from the family Erotylidae Latreille, 1802 are generally brightly coloured and hairless. Their antennae are clubbed, and tarsi (final leg segment)…
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Pentatomoidea Checklist: Shield Bugs & Stink Bugs

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7 February 2019
Pentatomoidea is a superfamily comprised of shield bugs and stink bugs. They have a well-developed scutellum, and usually have antennae with five segments. The…
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Reduviidae Checklist: Assassin Bugs

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5 December 2018
Assassin bugs belong to the Reduviidae family. Almost all are ambush predators. They have a relatively narrow neck, sturdy build, and a formidable curved…
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Asilidae Checklist: Robber Flies

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4 November 2018
Robber flies belong to the family Asilidae. They are powerfully built, bristly flies with a short and stout proboscis. Robber flies are aggressive predators…
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Anthribidae Checklist: Fungus Weevils

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3 October 2018
This page consists of a personal checklist of all identified Fungus Weevils (Anthribidae) that I’ve encountered over the years. Most were identified with the…
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Spiders of Madagascar

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9 June 2018
In June 2018 I led a week-long bug-hunting adventure to Madagascar, and managed to document over 20 families of spiders. This post serves as…
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Madagascar 2018 Checklist

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6 June 2018
A group of participants from BugShot Mozambique 2018 extended their trip with me to Madagascar for a macro-centric journey from 30 May to 6…
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Mozambique BugShot 2018 Checklist

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30 May 2018
BugShot Mozambique 2018 left behind many memories. From the constant warnings of lions that wanted to eat us, the vastness of the African savannah,…
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Ladybird Beetles: A Brief History Behind the Name “Lady”

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3 October 2016
Ladybirds from the family Coccinellidae Latreille, 1807 are also commonly known as Ladybugs in North America, but are actually not true bugs but beetles….
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Trilobite Beetles: “Prehistoric” Creatures of our Forests

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9 September 2016
Trilobite beetles are not prehistoric. They merely resemble the extinct trilobite and adopted the name due to the visual similarity. However, that didn’t stop…
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