Category Archives: Z499 (Discovering Insect Species)

A Stained Trepanedoris

I started learning how to do stained glass pieces over the summer, and for my first piece I decided to honor our Discovering Insect Species class by doing the head of an undescribed species of Bembidion (Trepanedoris) that we discovered.  I … Continue reading

Posted in Art & Science, Z499 (Discovering Insect Species) | Leave a comment

Discovering Insect Species: the Trepaneleven Awards!

In the Discovering Insect Species course, the eleven of us (students Alex, Ana, Danielle, Elle, Julia, Mamo, Shannon, Tom, and Trevin, plus John and me) formed a great team, and we learned a lot together.  Over the course of the … Continue reading

Posted in Z499 (Discovering Insect Species) | Leave a comment

A nematode-filled Bembidion canadianum

Shannon, a student in the Discovering Insect Species course, went down to Eugene last weekend and looked for Trepanedoris. To say that she did well would be an understatement.  She caught all four species that I had seen from the … Continue reading

Posted in Revising Bembidiina, Z499 (Discovering Insect Species) | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Discovering Insect Species: preparing beetle DNA

Over the last couple of weeks in our Discovering Insect Species course we have been processing samples from our Klamath Marsh trip, and worked with the DNA of the beetles.  Here’s a bit of what we have done. Extracting the … Continue reading

Posted in Revising Bembidiina, Uncategorized, Z499 (Discovering Insect Species) | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

The Bembidion acutifrons story

There are a number of subgroups within Bembidion subgenus Trepanedoris whose structure of gene flow and species boundaries are not understood.  The morphological data indicates several forms within these subgroups, but whether this variation is indicative of separate species is not yet … Continue reading

Posted in Fieldwork, Revising Bembidiina, Taxonomic Process, Z499 (Discovering Insect Species) | Tagged , | 3 Comments