Abstracts of the Immature Beetles Meeting 2009. October 1–2, Prague, Czech Republic

Pages 321-340
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae | 2010/50/1

The third Immature Beetles Meeting was held in Prague during October 1–2, 2009, nearly precisely two years after the previous meeting (for abstracts see Fikáček et al. (2007)). Similarly as in 2007, the meeting took place at the Faculty of Science, Charles University, in cooperation with the National Museum in Prague and the Crop Research Institute in Prague. Altogether 36 participants from Europe, North and South America and Japan attended the meeting. Among those, the most expected was Cleide Costa from Museu de Zoologia, Universidade de São Paulo in Brazil, who presented the results of her life-long studies of the morphology and biology of larval Coleoptera. It was also nice to see that the number of pregraduate students was higher than in 2007 meeting and one of them (Yusuke Minoshima from Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan) even presented a very interesting lecture! During both days, attendants presented 12 short lectures and six posters, whose abstracts are presented below in alphabetical order. Coffee breaks and a joint lunch in a nearby restaurant provided a handy opportunity for informal discussions of the lectures and individual research projects and interests of the participants. During both evenings, most people continued in a slightly more relaxed setting in a pub over a glass (or perhaps two) of Czech beer. To sum up, the meeting seemed to be again very fruitful. Before the closing of the 2009 meeting, the participiants agreed with the two year interval for organizing the Immature Beetles Meeting and decided for Prague as its place, even through several other places were suggested. The next meeting is therefore planned for the autumn 2011 and will be held at the Charles University in Prague again. Details about the forthcoming meeting will be available on the Immature Beetles Meeting web pages at http://www.cercyon.eu/IBM/IBM_2011.htm, together with the photos and abstracts of the past meetings. Please contact us if you need further information. Martin Fikáček (mfikacek@seznam.cz) Jiří Skuhrovec (jirislav@email.cz) Petr Šípek (sipek.petr80@gmail.com) organizers of the Immature Beetles Meeting

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