Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A little monster from Paraguay

Long time no blog post. Well, the fall semester is here and I plan to reactivate this site. It has been pretty dormant this summer due to my travels and other joyful and not-so-joyful moments in my life over the the past few months.

I figured we will start with something impressive, the species shown below is Gastrisus nobilis (Wendeler) although the species certainly does not belong in Gastrisus. it is actually a member of a new genus (along with several other species) soon to be submitted for publication in Zootaxa. Average length of these guys is ~ 15 mm and like so many other rove beetles, really nothing is known about their biology.