CaBOL specimen 1007311 from Gardabani Managed Reserve in Georgia. Placonotus testaceus (Laemophloeidae).

Are you a taxonomist with an interest in the Caucasus? Are you working on Caucasus material right now or have always wished to do so? Please do not hesitate to contact us to find out whether we have specimens from your favorite taxon in our material, e.g. among our 2 Mio. insects collected in the Kintrishi Malaise Trap Transect 2018. A large portion of this material is already sorted on order level and even family level in the hyper-diverse groups of Hymenoptera, Diptera, Coleoptera and Lepidoptera.

We can easily arrange sending you a first “starter kit” with pre-sorted specimens for determination and sending back to our barcoding laboratory at Ilia State University in Tbilisi (Georgia) or the ZFMK in Bonn (Germany). We do have funding to compensate you for your efforts and shipping costs. Why not contact the CaBOL Coordinator or the Regional Coordinator today (here)?

At the moment we can still offer collaboration with the following taxa:

Coleoptera: Bostrichidae, Cantharidae, Carabidae, Cerambycidae, Chrysomelidae, Curculionidae, Crysomelidae, Cryptophagidae, Cleride, Coccinellidae, Leiodidae (Cholevidae), Buprestidae, Bostrichidae, Elateridae, Erotylidae, Eucinetidae, Nitidulidae, Lampyridae, Latridiidae, Lucanidae, Lymexylidae, Melandryidae, Melyridae, Monotomidae, Mycetophagidae, Salpingidae, Scarabaeidae, Scydmaenidae, Scirtidae, Scolytidae (Ipoidae), Silphidae, Staphylinidae

Diptera (Nematocera): Anisopodidae, Bibionidae, Blephariceridae, Cecidomyiidae, Ceratopogonidae, Chaoboridae, Chironomidae, Cylindrotomidae, Ditomyiide, Dixidae, Hesperinidae, Keroplatidae, Limoniidae, Mycetophilidae, Psychodidae, Sciaridae, Simuliidae, Tipulidae, Trichoceridae

Diptera (Brachycera): Heleomycidae, Hippoboscidae, Lonchopteridae, Sphaeroceridae