Sky Islands and Spiders: a brief tale of two contrasting discoveries in southern Africa

Xevioso cepfi was described from samples of the 2016 expedition to the Njesi plateau in Mozambique whereas X. megcummingae was discovered after digging through the RMCA’s spider collections.

Declining populations of threatened bird species along the Mekong River, Cambodia

Together with an interdisciplinary team of biologists put together by BINCO, we, Eric Sandvig and John Mittermeier, did a rapid biodiversity assessment along the central section of the Mekong River in Cambodia.

MyrmEcoDex – Cusuco National Park

MyrmEcoDex, the ant work group of BINCO, investigates the ant diversity in CNP using inventories from previous expeditions, museum reference specimens and further sampling in collaboration with Operation Wallacea.

Checklist of the leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from El Salvador

BINCO coordinated a digitisation project to construct a checklist for all currently known species of leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae) in El Salvador. The resulting paper will serve as a baseline for further research.

Distribution and identification of cereal leaf beetles in Flanders

BINCO collaborated with a study on the distribution and species diversity of cereal leaf beetles in Flanders. This knowledge can lead to more selective control strategies requiring less pesticides.

Book: Orchids of the Maltese Islands – a descriptive guide

This field guide covers all species of orchids currently known to occur on the Maltese Islands. In collaboration with Stephen Mifsud and Greenhouse Malta. The book is available online at larger field guide retailers.

Intensification of forest for coffee production affects mammals in Ethiopia

Large and medium-sized carnivores are the first to disappear as coffee forest management intensifies. Results of our camera trap study on mammal communities in the Belete-Gera forest, Ethiopia are published.

Digitization-identification pipeline accelerates museum collection management

Curating Natural History Museum collections includes cataloging all material and making the information available to scientists worldwide. This is a daunting task for the millions of invertebrates in collections.