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Experiences and reflections of a Missouri entomologist

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Cover Photo—The Coleopterists Bulletin 71(4)Ted C. MacRae

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 16:49:38 +0000

The December 2017 issue of The Coleopterists Bulletin (vol. 71, no. 4) is hitting mailboxes now, and once again I have the honor of providing the cover photo. This one features an adult of the cactus beetle, Moneilema armata (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) on its … Continue reading

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Ellipsoptera lepida – ghost tiger beetleSand plainTed C. MacRae

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 22:16:42 +0000

In the early 2000s, Chris Brown and I were beginning our general survey of Missouri tiger beetles. Our goal was to characterize the occurrence and distribution of all species within the state. At the time, 22 species were known to … Continue reading

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Cicindela scutellaris flavoviridis (chartreuse tiger beetle)Ted C. MacRaeCicindela scutellaris flavoviridisCicindela scutellaris flavoviridisCicindela scutellaris flavoviridis

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 17:22:55 +0000

In previous posts I have discussed some Texas subspecies of Cicindela scutellaris (festive tiger beetle) and C. formosa (big sand tiger beetle)—two widespread and geographically variable species that occur broadly across eastern North America and that segregate into several distinctive and geographically restricted … Continue reading

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New paper: Buprestidae from El Limón de Cuauchichinola, MexicoTed C. MacRae

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 21:32:15 +0000

A new paper (of which I am a co-author), published in the latest issue of The Pan-Pacific Entomologist, gives the results of a systematic survey of Buprestidae in a tropical deciduous forest at El Limón de Cuauchichinola, municipality of Tepalcingo, … Continue reading

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Cicindela formosa pigmentosignata (the “reddish-green sand tiger beetle”)Cicindela formosa pigmentosignataTed C. MacRaeCicindela formosa pigmentosignataCicindela formosa pigmentosignataCicindela formosa pigmentosignata

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 19:01:59 +0000

In my last post, I discussed Cicindela scutellaris rugata, the so-called “wrinkled fetiger beetle” (Erwin & Pearson 2008)—one of several geographically restricted subspecies of a more widespread and geographically variable species. This was not the only goal of the day, … Continue reading

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