Jump to content
Sophie

Hello All - A newbie collecting in Maryland & Virginia here.

Recommended Posts

Hello,

My name is Sophie. I should start out by saying that I am very new to the awesomeness of insects! Despite this, I really enjoy learning about their behavior and would like to know more.  Recently, I started collecting Phyllotreta cruciferae (crucifer flea beetle) as part of my Master's project. I have heard that these guys can be tricky to care for. I would love to get a handle on how to house them properly and potentially keep a colony. I thought this would be a great place to find out more about beetle care, post some progress, and generally see what other enthusiasts are doing. 
Thanks for letting me join the forum!

Here are some beetles I collected recently.

flea beetles - P cruciferae and P striolata.jpg

 

Photoshoot with a beetle I caught. 

Flea beetle - P cruciferae.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello InspectorGadget! 

Thanks for the interest. I am in the Translational Plant Sciences program at Virginia Tech. Research in the program is focused on concrete problems (typically agricultural) and crosses disciplines to investigate. There is SO much to learn but lots of fun 😃!  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×