Monday, 15 June 2009
Lucanus cervus (Stag Beetle)... the Jesus beetle
Incidentally I have pulled many drowned stag beetles from ponds, which isn't good news. However around Windsor they are pretty common (I saw two males in flight on a short walk back from the pub the other day). When I was in primary school we used to collect the dead remains of stag beetles that had become prey to carrion crows.
I work on projects related to technology and taxonomy at the Natural History Museum, and as an advisor for the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. My interests are in entomology (stick insects, cockroaches and insect acoustics) and how technology can change the way research is done in biology and museums. Big fan of open access, open data and open hardware.
Copyright Ed Baker