6 September 2016
(Actual date posted: 5 October 2016)
I worked on writing an article about my recent collection trips to the Kisatchie National Forest, Louisiana. The article is finally published in A quarterly Journal of Entomology of Insect Korea (Seoul, South Korea). A copy of it has arrived today from the editorial team.
A quarterly Journal of Entomology is hi-amateur scientific journal discussing taxonomic reviews, collection trips, rearing tips, reports on endangered/newly described/etc species. It has lots of information about all the kinds of insects. Authors are ranged in hi-amateurs to the professional researchers, so the articles are generally very informative. This isn’t my first time participating, as I already did in the past, in Issue #2. (This article is Issue #5).
In this article, I discussed two trips to the same collection site in two nights and then another three nights. Article discusses the Dynastes tityus (Linnaeus) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) in details about what this species is and where and when they are known to occur and be active, etc. Many other groups of insects, including dragonflies, moths, katydid, beetles and many others are collected and discussed. Many specimens were photographed and displayed as plate images at the back of the article. Couple of previously unknown (to be occurring) species were found as parish/county records.
This is the cover for the Issue #2. I submitted an article about my visiting to the Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo (Omaha, NE, USA) with my friends in Department of Entomology, UNL. I discussed what insects are displayed and are being studied by USDA lab inside the zoo, how they keep and take care of them, and what researches are they working on. I also discussed how the researchers take cares of the endangered species of Cicindelinae, the Cicindela nevadica linconiana (Casey, 1916). This species is considered endangered as they are losing their habitat due to rapid destruction and fragmentation. They are known to only occur in saline soil of Salt Creek in Lancaster County, Nebraska. There are about 1000 specimens kept in multiple laboratories to study the species and breed them for the future releases to new habitats. The topic and methods of their researches were very interesting.
Unfortunately, these articles are written in Korean language, so unless you speak the Korean language, you will likely won’t be able to understand at all.
Kim, J. (2015). Notes on Conservation of Critically Endangered Species and Visiting the Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. A quarterly Journal of Entomology, 2: 15-19. ISSN: 2384-3403.
Kim, J. (2016). Collection Trip to the Kisatchie National Forest, Louisiana, USA. A quarterly Journal of Entomology, 5: 22- 33. ISSN: 2384-3403.