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Steven Barney, Contributor
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Breeding beetles (mainly Scarabaeoidea) for over 12 years

Presented at "Kent House Bug Day", Alexandria, LA - May 5th, 2012

Presented insect display at "Eggstravaganzoo" at Zoo of Acadiana, Broussard, LA - March 24th, 2012

Co-authored "The Complete Guide to Rearing The Rainbow Scarab and Other Dung Beetles" with Orin McMonigle - 2012

Presented insect display at "Boo at the Zoo" at Zoo of Acadiana, Broussard, LA - Oct 2011

Creator and co-organizer of the event "Insect Day at the Arboretum" - Louisiana State Arboretum:, Ville Platte, LA - July 2011

Creator and organizer of the entomological gathering called Bugstock - now in it's fifth year, Washington, LA

Procured Japanese beetle rearing tools and items currently on display in the "Hall of Fame" Gallery - Audubon Insectarium, New Orleans, LA

Guest speaker, covering Louisiana's large Scarabaeoidea species- Audubon Insectarium, New Orleans, LA - Sept 2011

Presented an insect display at the Bayou Vermilion Festival, Lafayette, LA - 2010

Article on rearing Phanaeus videx published in Invertebrates Magazine - 2010

Photo of a Phanaeus difformis given for article in "Bluffs & Bayous" magazine - 2009

Photo of a female Lucanus capreolus used in "Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America" - 2007

Worked at the Insect Rearing Facility of the Audubon Insectarium pinning insects currently on display in "Hall of Fame" Gallery - 2006

Photo of a Bess Beetle grub given for a display at the Barataria Preserve Visitor Center, Marrero, LA - 2006

Created the website - 2006

Gave beetle presentation at the St. Bernard School's Science Symposium in Breaux Bridge, LA - 2005

Article about The Audubon Insectarium was published in Invertebrates Magazine - 2004

Participated in multiple presentations on insects at the Zoo of Acadiana with James Beck, Broussard, LA - 2004/2005

Created the website in 2003