If you are in the Champaign, Illinois area on Tuesday, 29 October 2013, I will be giving a seminar as part of the Illinois Natural History Survey Fall 2013 Seminar Series. I hope to see you there!
My thanks to Dr. Sam Heads for extending to me the invitation and to Jennifer Mui for preparing the very nice poster and attending to travel details.
8 thoughts on “INHS Seminar: Tiger Beetles of Missouri”
Sigh. Wish I could come . . .
Since I can’t make the 1,500-mile drive, is there any way we might be able to access notes or transcript of your presentation. I’d LOVE to be able to come.
Transcript no, but I may post a PDF of the slide presentation afterwards.
Most excellent. Come see us. I haven’t been out, looking for beetles here yet, but this looks like it might be PRIME tiger country–very sandy and sagebrush-y.
A good one for you to look for is Cicindela decemnotata. Try Soda Lake, which is 25.0 mi N Rawlins in Carbon Co. They should occur spring/fall on sparsely vegetated sand ridges in alkaline brushland. I have but one poorly preserved specimen and would love to get some in good condition.
Are you talking about “fall”, as in “by the calendar”, or “fall” as balmy weather without a bunch of snow? Didn’t know if beetle-hunting would be very productive after the first snowfall(s)., although they melted quickly.
I’ve never seen tiger beetles once first frost has occurred.
Guess I can hang it up for the year, then. Six inches of snow the last week in September, and another 12 the following week.