Serendipity at the Smithsonian: The 107-year ‘journey’ of the beetle Rhipidocyrtus muiri

14 julio 2014

Serendipity leads scientists to the discovery and description of Rhipidocyrtus muiri — a 107 year old, lost in collections specimen, which turned out to represent a new genus and species. The long and tortuous history of the enigmatic ripidiine wedge beetle from Borneo is discussed in a recent article.