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By Author: Dr Chris Reid

Beautiful beetles and a bit of a headache

Defining, grouping and naming stag beetle species has turned out to be difficult but fun.

By: Dr Chris Reid, Kindi Smith, Max Beatson, Category: AMRI, Date: 12 Sep 2018

Citizen scientists and rare beetles: a win win for everybody

There’s a proverb about repairing lightbulbs that works well for rare beetles too: "many hands make light work".

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 10 Sep 2018

The (other) Lord Howe insect

On expedition on Lord Howe Island, AM scientists have made an unexpected discovery. 

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 10 Mar 2017

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