THE SECTION OF COLEOPTEROLOGY
The Section of
Coleopterology (Latvijas Koleopterologu Apvieniba, LKA) of the Entomological Society of
Latvia was established in September of 1996.
- - natura maxime
miranda in minimis. In a small beetle... - -
| Objectives. The LKA is the largest and the
most active section of the Entomological Society of Latvia with priorities in systematics,
phylogeny, biogeography, ecology, evolution, biology, comparative morphology and
protection of the World Coleoptera. Our faunal and ecological researches on Latvian
beetles are also important. We work in co-operation with numerous international
| Members. Now LKA
consolidate 48 members from Latvia (16), Germany (13), Sweden (4), Austria
(1), Belarus (1), Italy (1), The Netherlands (4), Nicaragua (1), Poland (1), Russia
(2), Sweden (1) and the United Kingdom (4).
| Publications. The
Section of Coleopterology has published journal “Acta coleopterologica latvica”,
the supplementum to the “Latvijas entomologs” (the official issue of the
Entomological Society of Latvia). Two volumes were published since 1995. Click here to check contents.
| Membership. The LKA has
two categories of members: Full membership (membership due is USD 10,- yearly) gives an
possibilities to publish manuscripts in our journals “Latvijas entomologs” and
“Acta coleopterologica latvica”, to get journals & reprints free of charges,
to receive correspondence with actual information, news, projects etc. You automatically
become the membership of the Entomological Society of Latvia and the Section of
Coleopterology. Please, print out the application form,
complete and send it to us with your duesto become the full membership. Reduced membership
is free. Such members have to pay for journals, reprints or copies, and may receive
correspondence by e-mail (free-of-charges-correspondence) only. This membership is valid
for the Section of Coleopterology only. If you interested in free membership, please, send
e-mail with subject "add me to LKA" include data on your self to Dmitry Telnov, the Chairman of the LKA.
| Meetings. The first
meeting of LKA was organized by seven latvian coleopterists only and was supported
by the Daugavpils Pedagogical University and DIVIC. Now the meetings of the Section of
Coleopterology are regular. We organize our meetings one-two times a year - in early
spring and autumn. Please, contact the chairman to
obtain information on the next meeting.