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Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Superfamily Bostrichoidea - Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles

Varied Carpet Beetle - Anthrenus verbasci Trogoxylon aequale (Wollaston) - Trogoxylon aequale death-watch beetle  - Hemicoelus gibbicollis Novelsis aequalis? - Paranovelsis perplexa Unknown Dermestid - Dermestes ater Melalgus plicatus (LeConte) - Melalgus plicatus - female Beetle larva (maybe varied carpet beetle?) - Anthrenus beetle - Melalgus plicatus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
Superfamily Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nosodendridae recently transferred to Derodontoidea(1)
4 families, all represented in our area(2)
Print References
Works Cited
1.Coleoptera, Beetles; Morphology and Systematics vol. 2
Richard A.B. Leschen, Rolf G. Beutel and John F. Lawrence. 2010. De Gruyter.
2.Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)
Bouchard P. et al. 2011. ZooKeys 88: 1–972.
3.Molecular systematics and evolution of the Ptinidae (Coleoptera: Bostrichoidea) and related families
Bell K.L., Philips T.K. 2012. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 165: 88-108.