Jun
02

Titan beetle (Titanus giganteus)

The titan beetle (Titanus giganteus) is the largest known beetle in the Amazon rain forest and one of the largest insect species in the world. It typically lives in the rain forests of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, the Guianas and north-central Brazil. Adult titan beetles can grow up to 6.5 inches in length. They defend… Continue reading Titan beetle (Titanus giganteus)

Jan
14

New video series will feature Tropical Research Institute scientists

John Gibbons and Brian Ireley of the Office of Communications and External Affairs are visiting with scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Get a sneak peek at the interesting science stories you can expect to see when they return. Continue reading New video series will feature Tropical Research Institute scientists

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Nov
19

Gary Hevel

Gary Hevel, a museum specialist at the National Museum of Natural History, examines a specimen tray of tropical long-horned beetles. These iridescent beetles, native to South America, represent only a small fraction of the more than 35 million specimens of insects in the Smithsonian’s entomology collection. Photo by John Gibbons

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