What is Throscidae?

Beetles, of course!  These are tiny (1-6 mm long), black-brown, elongate-oblong beetles that resemble click beetles (Elateridae). See photos here: http://bugguide.net/node/view/14532.  The family is not at all diverse, 152 species known in the world, and poorly known.  We know they are usually founded in decaying trees, where they may be eating mold.  They even have mycetomes…

6500 Entomologists Gather

Every four years, the entomology community gathers for the world meeting, the International Congress of Entomology, which is held in different locations around the world.  I was last at ICE in Brisbane, Australia in 2004, a great excuse to roam OZ with my beetle girlfriend, Ainsley Seago. We started in Melbourne collecting beetles with Nick…