Program of IBM 2019

Program – lectures and posters
ORAL PRESENTATIONS (only presenting person listed)
Thursday 3th October

Opening of the Immature Beetles Meeting

9:10-9:40 Rafał Ruta (Poland)
Deadwood and marsh beetles – what do we know about larvae of terrestrial Scirtidae?
9:40-10:10 Wand Khalis Ali (Iraq)
New description of the larval stage of Sphenoptera (Tropeopeltis) servistana Obenberger, 1930 (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in Erbil governorate, Kurdistan region-Iraq
10:10-10:40 Hume Douglas (Canada)
Click beetles who are not wireworms (Elateridae: Cardiophorinae)
10:40-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Vinicius Ferreira (Brazil/USA)
Association of Leptolycini adult males with immatures and extreme neotenous females in the West Indies (Elateroidea, Lycidae) + promo of Neotropical Immature Beetles – New Book
11:30-12:00 Salman Shayya (Lebanon)
The role of immature stages of beetles in determining the minimum postmortem interval
12:00-12:30 Petr Šípek (CZ)
Challenging the “Archeopteryx” of rose chafers: what tells us the larval morphology of Xiphoscelis braunsi sp. n. (Cetoniinae: Xiphoscelidina) about the phylogenetic origin of the group?

Lunch – place: “Pivovarský Dům”

14:15-14:45 Kolla Sreedevi (India)
Ecology and taxonomic characterization of immature stages of Lepidiota spp. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) endemic to Assam, Northeast India
14:45-15:15 Alexey Solodovnikov (Russia/Denmark) and Fang-Shuo Hu (Taiwan)
New system of Staphylininae rove beetles based on DNA and morphology. Larvae and biology to come!
15:15-15:45 Aleksandra Killian (Poland)
Suctorial larval mouthparts of the enigmatic Myrmicholeva Lea (Leiodidae: Camiarinae)
15:45-16:15 Coffee break
16:15-16:45 Alexandra Tokareva (Russia)
Morphological description, bionomy and taxonomical issues of some previousely undescribed larval stages of 3 species of Oxyporinae Erichson, 1839
16:45-17:15 Enrico Ruzzier (Italy)
Megatominae larvae (Dermestidae) with major focus on evolution, morphology and ecological function of Hastisetae
17:15-17:45 Mark Volkovitsh (Russia)
Larval morphology of the jewel beetles of the subfamily Polycestinae and its significance for the taxonomy and phylogeny (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)
18:00-night 18:00-night Larval PUB I.
informal discussions over a glass (or glasses) of Czech beer.
place: “U Dobré Myšlenky”
Friday 4th October
9:30-10:00 Maxwell Barclay (UK)
British Coleoptera larvae a guide to the families and major subfamilies

10:00-10:30 Jan Batelka (CZ)
Larvae of Cretaceous and Eocene Ripiphoridae (Coleoptera)
10:30-11:00 Lukaš Sekerka (CZ)
Neotropical kindergardens: maternal care in Cassidinae (Chrysomelidae)
11:00-11:20 Coffee break
11:20-11:50 Gino Nearns (USA)
A new species of Periergates Lacordaire, 1872 (Cerambycidae: Lamiinae: Onciderini) from Costa Rica, with description of all life stages and notes on biology
11:50-12:20 Martin Fikáček (CZ)
Invoking ghosts of New Zealand: systematics and biology of the rarest New Zealand hydrophilids and related enigmatic larvae
12:20-12:50 Max Blake (UK)
Raising Coleoptera larvae to inform decisions on tree health policy
12:50-14:30 Lunch – place: “Pivovarský Dům”
14:30-18:00 Personal programme, sightseeing of Prague, OR organized visit of the Coleoptera collection of the National Museum.
18:00-night Larval PUB II.
informal discussions over a glass (or glasses) of Czech beer.
place: “U Dobré Myšlenky”


Rafał Gosik, Jiří Skuhrovec, Roberto Caldara and Ivo Toševski
Morphological characters of immature stages of Palaearctic Mecinus species and their systematic value in Mecinini (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Curculioninae)
Lucie Hrůzová, David Sommer and David Král
Immature stages in Trox sordidatus (Coleoptera: Trogidae)
Fang-Shuo Hu, Darren Pollock, Dmitry Telnov and Zong-Ru Lin
Reduction of eyes in last-instar beetle larvae: a special observation in Trictenotomidae, based on Trictenotoma formosana Kriesche, 1919
Lech Karpinski and Wojciech Szczepański
Cerambycid larvae in semi-desert and desert habitats of southern Mongolia
Karolina Mahlerová and Jan Růžička
Larval morphology of Heterotemna tenuicornis (Coleoptera: Silphidae: Silphinae)
Enochrus japonicus (© Yûsuke Minoshima & Masakazu Hayashi)

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