Monthly Archives: May 2013

Off into the wilds!

Kip Will, John Sproul, and I are about to embark on a 3-week trip from the Bay Area to New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada.  If you want to see pictures of the trip, check out my Instagram feed (@bembidion). … Continue reading

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My Worst Collecting Trip EVER

Thirty years ago today, on 19 May 1983, I embarked on an extraordinarily ill-fated collecting trip with Jim O’Hara, fellow graduate student at the U of Alberta in Edmonton.  It is perhaps most memorable for the discovery of a body. … Continue reading

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Follow-up to “What should I name this beetle?”

In my post “What should I name this beetle?”, I discussed a pretty, spotted beetle species that lives in the Sierra Nevadas of California and which lacks a name. I’ve recently been in discussion with Don Cameron,  an arachnologist and … Continue reading

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The Bembidion ulkei mystery: solved

In an earlier post, I discussed the mystery of Bembidion ulkei.  Here’s a quick summary:  according to Lindroth’s (1963) study, Bembidion obscuripenne is a widespread species in the west,  from California north to Washington. In contrast, Lindroth knew B. ulkei only … Continue reading

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Musings #1

I have a question for the Tiffanys of the world.  Does your partner call you by the shorter name Tiff?  Does your partner wear glasses? If they are not wearing their glasses, do they call you Jpeg?

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