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The Coleoptera Taxonomic Working Group (TWIG) at the Louisiana State Arthropod Museum
Christopher Carlton, TWIG Coordinator

Psilopyga nigripennis LeConte

Psilopyga nigripennis LeConte (Nitidulidae),
a stink horn fungus beetle

 

The list below gives names, contact information, and general statements of taxonomic interests of individuals involved in the Coleoptera Twig for the GSMNP ATBI. Anyone not currently listed who is interested in getting involved in the project should contact the Coleoptera twig coordinator, Chris Carlton.

The final disposition of data and specimens is as follows: the majority of specimens may be deposited in any publicly accessible institutional collection, but all data must integrated with the GSMNP database managed by Charles Parker and Michael Kunze (michael_kunze@nps.gov). These data may be sent directly? or they may be incorporated into the LSAM's Biota system for periodic transfer to GSMNP. Exemplars of all identified taxa must be returned to the collection at GSMNP. Appropriate stewardship and accessibility is expected. Privately based collections that house specimens from this project must have an arrangement with a public institution where specimens will eventually be deposited

Tracking progress: The LSAM is maintaining a simplified species database posted on this website to allow continual tracking of beetle species recorded from GSMNP. If you are identifying beetles for the ATBI, please check your determinations against this list and provide us with the names of any new taxa that should be added. Also, curators and directors of entomological collections, if you have historical holdings of specimens collected in the park, we would appreciate information about those holdings, especially for species that are not currently listed. If you have large numbers of GSMNP specimens scattered throughout your collection, please let us know and we will try to arrange a visit to record those data.

Research opportunities: Discover Life in America provides research funding through its minigrants program to scientists working on various aspects of the ATBI. If you are interested in applying for a DLIA minigrant, contact grants coordinator John Morse for information about program announcements and proposal guidelines. For coleopterists applying for research grants please contact Chris Carlton for information about how your research project can help the Coleoptera Twig achieve its long term objective of providing a complete inventory of beetles living in the park.

Anderson, Robert S.
Canadian Museum of Nature/Entomology
PO Box 3443, Station D
Ottawa, ON K1P 6P4 CANADA
E-mail: randerson@mus-nature.ca
Areas of Interest: Curculionidae

Barney, Robert J.
Associate Research Director & Principal Investigator
Land Grant Program
400 E. Main Street
Kentucky State University
Frankfort, KY40601
E-mail: robert.barney@kysu.edu
Areas of interest: Chrysomelidae

Bayless, Victoria
Louisiana State University
404 Life Sciences Bldg.-Entomology Dept.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1710 U.S.A.
E-mail: vmosele@lsu.edu
Areas of Interest: Nitidulidae

Bellamy, Charles L.
CDFA- Plant Pest Diagnostics
3294 Meadowview Road
Sacramento, CA 95832-1448
E-mail: cbellamy@cdfa.ca.gov
Areas of Interest: Buprestidae

Carlton, Chris
402 Life Sciences-Entomology
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1710 U.S.A.
E-mail: ccarlt@lsu.edu
Areas of Interest: Endomychidae, Nitidulidae, Staphylinidae, Coleoptera in general

Ciegler, Janet C.
2636 Pine Lake Drive
West Columbia, SC 29169
Email: ciegler@earthlink.net
Areas of Interest: Coleoptera, general

Chandler, Donald S.
Dept of Zoology
Univ. New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824 U.S.A.
E-mail: dsc1@christa.unh.edu
Areas of Interest: Anthicidae, Staphylinidae, Pselaphinae

Clark, Shawn M.
Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
E-mail: smc96@email.byu.edu
Areas of Interest: Chrysomelidae

Cline, Andrew R.
CDFA- Plant Pest Diagnostics
3294 Meadowview Road
Sacramento, CA 95832-1448
E-mail: acline2@lsu.edu
Areas of Interest: Nitidulidae

Douglas, Hume
Biology, Carlton University
1125 Colonel Street
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6
CANADA
Email: hdouglas@connect.carlton.ca
Areas of Interest: Elateridae Elateroidea

Evans, Arthur V.
1600 Nottoway Ave.
Richmond, VA 23227-3934
E-mail: arthurevans@verizon.net
Areas of Interest: Coleoptera--general Aquatic families,? Scarabaeoidea.

Ferro, Michael L.
Lousiana State University, Entomology Dept.
402 Life Sciences Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1710 U.S.A.
E-mail: spongymesophyll@gmail.com
Areas of Interest: Dead wood

Gimmel, Matthew
Lousiana State University, Entomology Dept.
402 Life Sciences Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1710 U.S.A.
E-mail: mgimme1@lsu.edu
Areas of Interest: Phalacridae, misc. Coleoptera

Giorgi, Jose Adriano
Dept. of Entomology
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-2603
Areas of Interest: Coccinellidae

Gusarov, Vladimir?
University of Oslo
Natural History Museum
Department of Zoology
P.O. Box 1172 Blindern
NO-0318 Oslo, Norway
E-mail: vladimir.gusarov@nhm.uio.no
Areas of Interest: Staphylinidae

Harpootlian, Phillip
206 Fredericksburg Dr.
Simpsonville, SC 29681 U.S.A.
E-mail: scarab@greenville.infi.net
Areas of Interest: Scarabaeoidea, especially Trogidae, Aphodiinae, and vertebrate nest associates.

Hespenheide, Henry A.
Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of California
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1606
Email: henryh@biology.ucla.edu
Areas of Interest: Buprestidae, esp. Agrilus.

Kazantsev, Sergey
24W640 Partridge Ct.
Naperville, IL 60540
Email: kazantss@yahoo.com
Areas of Interest: Cantharoidea

Konstantinov, Alexander S.
SEL/USDA
c/o National Museum of Natural
Washington, DC 20560 U.S.A.
E-mail: akonstan@sel.barc.usda.gov
Areas of Interest: Chrysomelidae, Curculionidae

Leschen, Richard
Landcare Res., Invertebrate Systematics
Pvt. Bag 92170, 120 Mt. Albert Rd., Mt. Albert
Auckland NEW ZEALAND
E-mail: leschenr@landcare.cri.nz
Areas of Interest: Coleoptera--general

Lingafelter, Steve
15703 Quince Orchard Rd.
North Potomac, MD 20878-4742
Phone: (202) 382-1793
Email: slingafe@sel.barc.usda.gov
Areas of Interest: Cerambycidae

Mayor, Adriean J.
170 Manning Ridge Drive Apt 18
Sevierville, TN 37867-2186
E-mail: adriean_mayor@nps.gov
Areas of Interest: Elateridae, Melyridae, Scarabaeidae

McHugh, Joseph V.
Dept. of Entomology
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-2603
Email: jmchugh@bugs.ent.uga.edu
Areas of Interest: Sphindidae, Erotylidae, Corylophidae and misc. Cucujoidea.

Newton, Alfred F., Jr.
Field Museum of Natural History
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605 U.S.A.
E-mail: anewton@fieldmuseum.org
Areas of Interest: Staphylinidae, Staphylininae

Ocampo, Federico C.
W 436 Nebraska Hall,
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68588-0546 U.S.A.
E-mail: focampo@unlserve.unl.edu
Areas of Interest: Curculionidae, Hybosoridae, Scarabaeoidea, Coleoptera--general

O'Keefe, Sean T.
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Morehead State University
Morehead, KY? 40351 U.S.A.
E-mail: s.okeefe@morehead-st.edu
Areas of Interest: Scydmaenidae

Jong-Seok Park
Lousiana State University, Entomology Dept.
402 Life Sciences Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1710 U.S.A.
E-mail: jpark16@lsu.edu
Areas of Interest: Staphylinidae

Paulsen, Matt
University of Nebraska
W436 Nebraska Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0514 U.S.A.
E-mail: mpaulsen@unlserve.unl.edu
Areas of Interest: Scarabaeoidea

Peck, Stewart B.
Biology-Carleton Univ.
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6
CANADA
Email: sbpeck@ccs.carleton.ca
Areas of Interest: Leiodidae

Rabaglia, Robert J.?
USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection
1601 North Kent Street, RPC7
Arlington,? VA? 22209 U.S.A.
Email: brabaglia@fs.fed.us
Areas of Interest: Curculionidae: Scolytinae

Riley, Edward G.
Dept. of Entomology
Texas A & M University
College Station, TX 77843 U.S.A.
E-mail: egrchryso@tamu.edu
Areas of Interest: Chrysomelidae

Roughley, Robert E.
213 Animal Science/Entomology Bldg.
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
CANADA
E-mail: rob_roughley@umanitoba.ca
Areas of Interest: Dytiscidae, aquatic Coleoptera

Shockley, Floyd W.
Dept. of Entomology, 413 Biological Sciences
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-2603
Email: FShockley@bugs.ent.uga.edu
Areas of Interest: Endomychidae

Skelley, Paul E.
Florida? State? Collection of Arthropods
1911 SW 34th St
Gainesville, FL 32614-7100
E-mail: skellep@doacs.state.fl.us
Areas of Interest: Erotylidae, Scarabaeidae

Smith, Andrew B. T.
Research Div., Canadian Museum Nature
P. O. Box 3443, Station D
Ottawa, ON K1P 6P4, CANADA
E-mail: asmith@unlserve.unl.edu
Areas of Interest: Scarabaeoidea

Sokolov, Igor
Lousiana State University, Entomology Dept.
402 Life Sciences Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1710 U.S.A.
E-mail: igbembi@yahoo.com
Areas of Interest: Carabidae

Staines, Charles L.
3302 Decker Pl.
Edgewater, MD 21037
Phone: 410-956-2174
Email: staines.charles@nmnh.si.edu
Areas of Interest: Chrysomelidae, Hydrophilidae

Thayer, Margaret K.
Field Museum of Natural Hist.
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605 U.S.A.
E-mail: mthayer@fmnh.org
Areas of Interest: Staphylinidae, Omaliinae

Thomas, Mike C.
4217 NW 64th Street
Gainesville, FL 32606 U.S.A.
E-mail: thomasm@doacs.state.fl.us
Areas of Interest: Laemophloeidae, Passandridae, Silvanidae, Cucujidae s.str.

Tishechkin, Alexey K.
Lousiana State University, Entomology Dept.
402 Life Sciences Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1710 U.S.A.
E-mail: atishe1@lsu.edu
Areas of Interest: Ceratocanthidae, Histeridae

Triplehorn, Charles A.
Div. of Insects/Mus. of Bio. D
1315 Kinnear Rd.
Columbus, OH 43212
Email: ctriplhrn@aol.com
Areas of Interest: Tenebrionidae, Coleoptera, general

Ward, Robert D.?
243 Marion Creekmore Dr.
Bolivar, Tennessee 38008
E-mail: rdward@aeneas.net
Areas of Interest: Caraboidea