Insect Communities

Popularizing paper on the largest beetle

Titanus giganteus. © J. Hodeček

Jirka has recently written a popularizing paper on the largest beetle in the world, Titanus giganteus, for the Vesmír journal. Jirka has been studying titans in French Guyana since 2016 already, every year they are mainly radio tracking its adults. Titans are still quite enigmatic insects (even its larva is unknown, although expected to grow up to 30 cm!), Jirka is one of the best persons to review all available information on the beautiful beetle. The article can be downloaded here, in Czech, but full of nice pictures.