I’m just starting this online store for beetle merchandise for those who will be interested and will be adding more in the next few days. What’s more, you can customize the product. Want a different shirt color or type, just click and you’re all set. Best of all, the store handles all payments and delivery.
I’m also open to suggestions. If you have a design or product that you want, drop me a line.
Check it out at my ZAZZLE store.
Lucanidae in my collection is one of the least identified specimens. Of course, those in the genus Dorcus, Cyclommatus, to mention a few, are more known than, say, those of genera Figulus and Nigidius in subfamily Figulinae. I just don’t have the relevant papers and these species are quite challenging as all almost look the same except for the sculptural differences of the head. If I only have those identification keys and other important information.
I just added a “Download Goodies” page into this site. What will it contain? For now, I’m looking at the following:
- public domain scientific papers or those whose copyrights have lapsed. As a start, am adding three Philippine Journal of Science papers by Schultze in PDF including part one of his landmark work on the tribe Pachyrrhynchini
- ebooks on beetles in my collection
- possible wallpapers and other stuff
I’m also testing this out if donations will really work. It’s success will hinge on how many times I will be updating it.
Aberrant forms of Coleoptera are always intriguing and quite rare but in my collection, I have one female of Cyclommatus zuberi WATERHOUSE 1841 which was collected in Mindanao in 2001. It’s not as spectacular with other forms but in this specimen, the left part of its prothorax is deformed.
Could this have been a developing gynandromorph judging from the way this deformed part is shaped that seem to echo the structure in males?