Location: Systematic Entomology
2012 Annual Report
The results are on the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque Web site. An undergraduate student was hired to work on a research project on a group of species in the burrowing water beetle family that are primarily carnivorous feeders. A post-doc student is doing research on a predaceous diving beetle phylogenetic project. Predaceous diving beetles are important in the food chain. Some diving beetles are eaten by humans in Mexico, China, Thailand, and New Guinea, but they are also eaten by birds, mammals, and other large predators.