Monthly Archives: February 2009

Is that right?? A Jewel Beetle?? – Ein Prachtkaefer??

Curating our jewel beetle collection, we come accross great hairy beetles like this Afrotropical Julodis.

Die ZSM Prachtkaefersammlung wird derzeit teilweise neu aufgestellt, federfuehrend sind hier Ditta Balke und Lars Hendrich. Dabei stossen wir auf exotischste Kreaturen, wie diesen grossen, gelb behaarten Julodis – Prachtkaefer aus Afrika.
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Barcoding Fauna Bavarica: day one for the bees

img_2156_ptFriday, 13 – a good day for Bavarian bees. The first set of bees taken from the Hymenoptera collection of the ZSM are ready to be processed for DNA barcoding. One midleg will be removed from each of the 23 specimens representing 20 species of bees.

Bavaria is a diversity hotspot for bees in Germany – 502 bee species have been recorded, representing c. 90% of the German bee fauna.