Fresh specimens of Stenamma pingorum (formerly S. orientale) Dubois 2000 needed for molecular work. (Michael Branstetter)

This is an aberrant species of Stenamma known only from a few Berlese samples collected in Sarawak on the island of Borneo. Any specimens would be appreciated, but to be most useful they should be no more than 15 years old and preserved in 90-100% etoh. Pinned specimens originally collected into 95% etoh also work well. I am currently working on a broad-scale phylogeny of the genus Stenamma and am very interested to include this species, as well as other Asian taxa, into the dataset. This work will greatly help in defining Stenamma and determining what the major lineages.

If you have specimens you are willing to part with, please send them to:

Michael G. Branstetter
Department of Entomology
University of California, Davis
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
lab ph. 530-752-9977

Or if you know someone I should contact please inform me via email at . Thanks!

Link to specimen pictures: Stenamma pingorum on