version of the Spanish diary is provided, with emphasis in the international
activities or contacts.
(1) Poster at the VI Iberian Meeting of Entomology (Zaragoza, Spain),
which presented officially the GTLI (July 2000).
(2) New homepage (December 2000).
(1) Colin Markey (London, UK) reports the presence of L. cervus
at her garden, predation of L. cervus by magpies and general
status of Stag Beetle in UK (Juny 2000).
(2) Horst Gruttke (Bundesamt für Naturschutz, Germany): status
of L. cervus in Germany (November 2000).
(3) Marc Meyer (National Natural History Museum, Luxembourg): status
of L. cervus in Luxembourg (November 2000).
(4) Lioudmila Volkova (Russian Federation): status of L. cervus
in the Russian Federation (November 2000).
(5) José Manuel Grosso Silva (Porto, Portugal): UTM coordinates
for portuguese localities of P. barbarossa (December 2000).
(1) Frédéric Signoret (Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux,
France): information about biology, habitat and specially sampling methods
for L. cervus, Rosalia alpina and Cerambix cerdo,
for the project NATURA2000 (Juny 2000). Information about biology,
habitat and sampling methods for L. cervus was provided.
(2) Hannah Cooper (Oxford Scientific Films, UK): 50 L. cervus
were requested for filming purposes (July 2000). The request was
rejected. GTLI reccommended to contact English Nature.
(3) Lauretta Kloer (Atlanta, Georgia, USA): asked about the identity
of a lucanid she found in her town (July 2000). GTLI reccommended
to contact her nearest university.
(4) Louisa Southey (Surrey, UK): concerning about the presence of L.
cervus at her garden (July 2000). Request was forwarded to Maria
(5) Gregory Marler (Hampton, UK): this 13 years old boy asked for information
about L. cervus because he was preparing a talk about Underestimated
animals (July 2000). Request was forwarded to Maria Fremlin,
but she could not answer in time because some problems with her e-mail.
(6) Eric Ollivier (Saint Aubin Routot, France): interested in Carabidae,
offers an interchange (August 2000). Request was rejected.
(7) Matthew Henderson (University of Southampton, UK): asked for an
English version of the article Biology of the Stag Beetle: de
lo poco conocido y lo mucho por conocer (August 2000). The
English translation of this paper has been recently finished and submitted
(8) Andrés Eugenio Varga (Museo Entomológico Mariposas
del Mundo, Argentina): asked for permision to publish The role
of amateurs in insect conservation, article by PCV already published
in Insectarium Virtual and Boletín de la SEA
(August 2000). Permission was given.
(9) Jesse (Australia): this 11-years old boy asked for information about
Phalacrognathus mulleri, a beetle with big mandibles present
in Australia (September 2000). GTLI could just confirm that it is
a Scarabaeidae present in Australia.
(10) Mariani (Malaysia): asked for información abut the Stag
Beetle (October 2000). GTLI sent the English version of the article
Biology of the Stag Beetle: de lo poco conocido y lo mucho
with other groups
(1) Michael Grieneisen (Scientific Reference Resources) added to his
directory of entomological societies the homepage of the Project Stag
Beetle and provided useful corrections to the English version of the
(2) Maria Fremlin (Colchester, UK): She keeps a homepage about life
cycle of Stag Beetle. She provided very useful information about Stag
Beetle pyramids and loggeries, including brochures, contact addresses,
pictures, press news and instructions for construction of loggeries.
(3) Peoples Trust for Endangered Species (London, UK) informs
about the 2nd Symposium and Workshop on the Conservation of Saproxylic
Beetles in Ancient Trees with Special Attention to Stag Beetle Lucanus
cervus, Violet Click Beetle Limoniscus violaceus, Noble Chafer
Gnorimus nobilis and Variable Chafer Gnorimus variabilis
to be held on 14-16 August 2001 at Winchester, UK.
(4) Deborah Harvey (University of London, UK) recently began her PhD
about biology and ecology of L. cervus.
(5) Preliminary contacts have been established with Marián Ramos
(Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales de Madrid), in charge of the project
(6) Contact was established with Karin Schiegg (Virginia University,
USA), who has estudied the effect of habitat fragmentation on xylophagous
insect diversity in swiss forests.
(7) Contact was established with Marc Dufrêne (Centre de Recherche
de la Nature, des Forests et du Bois, Belgium) concerning the status
of L. cervus in Belgium.
(8) Contact was established with Fred Lagarde (CEBC, CNRS, France) which
intends to study the evolutionary causes and ecological consequences
of sexual dimorphism in L. cervus.