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Introducing the Website As all pursuers of a fascinating, if somewhat peculiar passion, I wanted to share my research activity and that of my collaborators with other people that, like us, are fascinated by the world of insects, especially Lucanidae. After several year of absence from scientific entomological work, due to my time at the university and my degree dissertation, I moved back from the US to Germany. Thus I started again to collect and study my favourite kind of insects – ‘Lucanidae’. A few years ago, during the assistance for describing a new Lucanus species, I was... 

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HOLOTYPE

Holotypus m [von *holo-, griech. typos = Prägung, Typ], das von einem Autor bei der Beschreibung einer neuen Art festgelegte (designierte)... 

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Where the male and female symbols came from…

Representing two planets, iron, copper and a couple of Olympian gods, the classical symbols for male and female pack a lot of meaning... 

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How to collect beetles for DNA studies?

Preserving beetles for DNA studies is easy, but a few rules need to be followed. You will first need to decide which specimens to preserve.... 

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Why beetles have “hard” elytra?

One of the most important features of Coleoptera is their ‘elytra’, the hard exoskeletal which covers their wings. The... 

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