This site’s blog has just gotten a major makeover with the implementation of a new redesign of the wordpress theme. This is the Salagubang theme that I have been planning for months to do but got to make it only the other day. The major change is that I have extended the width from 760px to 960px to accommodate a general sidebar that will later be included in the non blog pages. This sidebar will be used for additional content or features that I will add later.
The main page was also replaced from HTML to a wordpress blog page. Using the Nextgen plugin, a flash based slideshow gallery becomes the focal point. The header has also been revamped. One of my problems in the previous design was the lack of space for the menu bar. That’s why some items in the blog section were not included in the HTML pages section. This time, I’ve changed it and is now complete.
The design will eventually be carried over to all the HTML based pages but it might take some time because of the number and editing that will be needed to fully implement it.
I have added images of six scarab species including dorsal and lateral view of aedeagus of one as well as one carabid species. Except for the Parastasia sp. (?) which was collected in Luzon, the rest were collected in Camotes, Cebu over fluorescent light at the pension house I was staying at.
Total photos in salagubang.net is now at 1,242.
This is the third installment of new photos that I have added to this website, this time consisting of two species of genus Metapocyrtus and one species of genus Pseudapocyrtus. All were collected in Real, Quezon (here and here).
While the M. quadriplagiatus ROELOFS 1874 were more abundant, these species were found within the same locality but much fewer, especially this little plain brown ones which I found just on some trees.
The gallery page has new photos added from specimens that I have collected in Real, Quezon. A male and two females of Metapocyrtus (Artapocyrtus) quadriplagiatus ROELOFS 1874 makes up this latest addition. I decided to illustrate two female variations: one, with the typical elytral design that is also found in the male. Another with two small spots between the basal and apical markings. I have also shown a lateral view of one of the females to illustrate the conical projection just below the head.
This characteristic seems to be typical of the subgenus Artapocyrtus of which there are about 14 species found in different islands from Luzon to Mindanao. The other species that I have, the beautiful Metapocyrtus (Artapocyrtus) derasocobaltinus HELLER 1912, found in Samar and Leyte islands, has the same ventral projection.