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By Author: Dr Chris Reid

What do beetle taxonomists do on their holidays?

For some reason my family holidays always seem to include good beetle collecting localities, even in the most unlikely places.

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 07 Oct 2015

Controlling the controller

In the biological control of pests, how do we make sure the control agents won’t go AWOL?

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 18 Sep 2015

Teaching entomology in Papua New Guinea: part two

Teaching a group of dedicated entomologists in Madang Province, Papua New Guinea

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 20 Aug 2015

Trying to explain biodiversity with beetles

The recipe for seed beetle diversity is a mixture of co-evolution and adaptation, with time stirred in.

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 28 May 2015

Teaching entomology in Papua New Guinea

Capacity building and the neighbours: teaching insect identification in Papua New Guinea

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 30 Mar 2015

Disentangling a taxonomic nightmare?

Maybe my title is over the top, but identifying some pretty blue beetles proved quite a challenge!

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 23 Feb 2015

New fossil Longhorn beetle gives us clues to the past

A new fossil longhorn beetle provides a link between early Cretaceous and modern beetles.

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: Science, Date: 14 Jul 2014

Everything you ever needed to know about Leaf Beetles

A new book summarises our current knowledge of this huge group of leaf-eating beetles.

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: Science, Date: 01 May 2014

Beetles in print

Two new books provide the keys to help scientists unlock Australia’s most diverse group of organisms: the beetles.

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: Science, Date: 24 Mar 2014

Collecting In The Clouds (Timor-Leste Expedition)

Mountains are always exciting places for zoologists. Entomologist Dr Chris Reid revisits his climb up Mt Tatamailau during the Museum's terrestrial expedition to Timor-Leste.

By: Dr Chris Reid, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 05 Sep 2012