Michael Ferro

Michael Ferro

Clemson, South Carolina

Ph.D. Entomology - Louisiana State University

Collection Manager, CUAC


Published on Apr 10, 2016

Sonoma spp. Poster

Few people have an opportunity to see a poster devoted entirely to the genitalia of a beetle genus, but now you can! Here are the illustrated male genitalia of all 57 species of the beetle genus So...

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Published on Dec 11, 2015

Many thanks!

Well, it looks like this little venture didn't quite take off like I had hoped. Never fear, the paper is nearly done and the species I have on hand will get described and published (hopefully early...

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Published on Dec 03, 2015

The Beast!

Here is the beast, a little brown hairy beetle. It uses it's antennae and palps (the things sticking out of the sides of the front of the face, under the antennae) to feel, herd, ca...

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Published on Nov 30, 2015

Quick Thank You!

Many thanks to all of you that have donated to my little adventure into the unknown. I just got back from the big EntSoc Annual Conference and then Thanksgiving with the family. (Driving back home ...

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Published on May 29, 2014

A visit to the Field Museum in Chicago!


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Published on Nov 02, 2013


It's been a while since the last update.Currently I have a working lucid key based on relatively easycharacters, but it will need more tweaking to accommodate "exceptional"taxa. I'm...

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Daniel! I'm the morphology guy on this project. As things progress I'll bring in a couple other people to play with genes. I have a friend who has used cytochrome c oxidase I, 18S ribosomal DNA, 28S ribosomal DNA, and wingless on this tribe (Faronitae). Elmids are great!