László Nádai


László Nádai.

László Nádai began collecting and studying beetles as a young boy  and soon focused on Scarabaeoidea of the Carpathian Basin, the territories of Historical Hungary. Later on, when he became a professional guide for mountaineering and ecotours, he expanded his entomological activities to a number of other countries. He has led more than 60 expeditions to the countries of the Himalayas, Central Asia, the Near East, Africa  and South America. He also participated in 15 specialised entomological expeditions to Iran, Syria, Kazakhstan, Greece, Morocco and Tunisia. In Hungary, he collaborated in faunistic research programs of the Hungarian Natural History Museum. His collection at present (2009) consists of approximately 25,000 specimens, with 850 determined species(mainly from the Palearctic Region) and diverse other scarabaeoid specimens from all over the world. The collection also contains type specimens of species named in his honor. The collection can be viewed by appointment. Presently his main interests are Scarabaeini from the African and Palearctic regions, Scarabaeinae and Cetoniinae from the Palearctic, and worldwide Trogidae. László is a member of the Hungarian Entomological Society and a member of its Executive Committee.


László Nádai

Zsolnay Vilmos u. 13. III/4

H - 1147 Budapest



EMAIL: nadaiscarab@gmail.com


Nádai. & Merkl, O. 1999. Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) from the Aggtelek National Park. In: Mahunka, S. (ed.): The fauna of the Aggtelek National Park, I. Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, pp. 215-220.


Nádai, L. & Merkl, O. 2004. Magyarországi irhabogárfélék lelöhelyadatai (Coleoptera: Trogidae) [Hungarian localities of hide beetles (Coleoptera: Trogidae)]. Folia Historico Naturalia Musei Matraensis 28: 111-122.


Hangay, G., Nádai, L. & Székely, K. 2005. Report on Hungarian entomological expeditions to Iran. Folia Historico Naturalia Musei Matraensis 29: 7-18.


Nádai, L. 2006. A Bolboceratinae alcsalád magyarországi fajainak lelöhelyadatai (Coleoptera, Scarabaeodiea: Geotrupidae) [Hungarian localities of the species of Bolboceratinae (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea: Geotrupidae)]. Folia Historico Naturalia Musei Matraensis 30: 205-210. 


Nádai, L. 2006. On some species of Euonthophagus Balthasar, 1959 and Onthophagus Latreille, 1802 collected in Syria (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Folia Entomologica Hungarica 67: 55-61. 


Nádai, L. & Vig, K. 2006. A Savaria Múzeum lemezescsápú bogarai (Colepotera: Scarabaeoidea)[Scarabaeoidea beetles preserved in the Savaria Museum (Szombathely) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea)]. Praenorica Folia Historico-Naturalia 9: 81-122.


Vig, K. et al. (Nádai, L.) .2006. A Kenyeri reptér – tervezett különleges természetmegőrzési Területnek jelölt terület – bogárfaunisztikai vizsgálata (Insecta: Coleoptera) [Examination of the Coleoptera fauna of a planned special nature protection area at Kenyeri military airfield (Vas Country, Western Hungary) (Insecta: Coleoptera)]. Praenorica Folia Historico-Naturalia 9: 124-169. 

Nádai, L. 2008. A Bakonyi Természettudományi Múzeum lemezescsápú gyűjteménye I. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Lucanidae et Cetoniinae) [Scarabaeoidea beetles collection preserved in the Bakonyi Naturalhistory Museum I. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Lucanidae et Cetoniinae).]. Folia Musei Historico-Naturalis Bakonyiensis 25: 65-80.

Nádai, L.. 2008. A Protaetia fieberi (Kraatz, 1880) életmódja és elterjedési adatai Magyarországon (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae) [Life history and Hungarian localities of the Protaetia fieberi (Kraatz, 1880) (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae).]. Folia Historico Naturalia Musei Matraensis 32: 175-178.

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