Doi Inthanon (red marker on the map at right), to the south-west of QSBG (green marker on map), is the highest mountain in Thailand reaching 2340m. Doi Pha Hom Pok (purple marker on map), to the north of QSBG, is the third highest at 2285m.
Professor Oliver Betz, of Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, will be based at QSBG Entomology for 3 months starting this coming December while he collects and studies some especially interesting and alien-like rove beetles in the mountains of northern Thailand.
QSBG has made the decision to let one of our greenhouses be converted to a butterfly house, perhaps as a caterpillar transforms to a butterfly.
Roger Beaver, a beetle taxonomist with a particular interest in the bark and wood-boring beetles (Scolytidae and Bostrichidae), who has lived and worked in Chiang Mai for many years recently donated 5125 insect specimens to QSBG Entomology.
QSBG is currently hosting three long-term work experience students from the Putra University, Malaysia (UPM). These students, the first of which we hope will be many, unfortunately have no involvement with QSBG Entomology.
QSBG hosted the "1st International Firefly Symposium" in 2008 with 100 participants from 17 countries attending and four day conference and field activities.
The "alien hunting" team (see An "alien hunter is coming to QSBG") made its first visit in search of "aliens" during December.
As part of our project to establish a butterfly house at QSBG we recently visited a local butterfly farm that mass produces pupae for export to butterfly houses internationally.
During November 4-8 QSBG Entomology was again out in the field for its monthly collection as part of the project “Insect biodiversty of northern Thailand”. Nam Nao in Petchabun was November's collecting location.
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