Working Group on Iberian Lucanidae (GTLI)

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Since 1993, the Project Stag Beetle (PCV) has been devoted to the study of distribution, abundance and biology of Lucanus cervus and Pseudolucanus barbarossa (Coleoptera, Lucanidae) in Spain. From January 1999 onwards, PCV has joined the Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa (SEA) and has broadened its focus to include the remaining Iberian species of Lucanidae, becoming the Working Group on Iberian Lucanidae (GTLI).

GTLI is not an independent society; it is a working group within SEA. All members of SEA are welcome to participate in the activities and projects of GTLI. Participation is also open to everyone interested in iberian Lucanidae, members of SEA or not. In this last case, however, they will not receive the publications of SEA in which the activities of GTLI are reported.

Initially, coordination of the information gathering about Lucanus cervus and Pseudolucanus barbarossa relied in four northern Spanish biologists, César M. Álvarez, Manuel Martínez, Marcos Méndez and Ángel Ramón Quirós. Currently, the group is too big to point out to any visible leader. There is a "floating team" of collaborators of very different kind, spread all over the Iberian peninsula: conservationist groups, amateur entomologists, entomological societies, professional entomologists in several universities and museums, undergraduate and PhD students in several universities. International contacts are also kept, in order to keep track of the status of the Stag beetle, Lucanus cervus, in Europe and to know the ongoing projects for its conservation. You can check a list of people and institutions that collaborate or have collaborated in some way in PCV and GTLI. This list will be continuously updated. You are welcome to contact GTLI at the address below if your name has been ommited, or if you want your name to be ommited from this list.

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Last updated: 15 August 2003