Ronald D. Cave

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Ronald D. Cave is an Associate Professor of Entomology at the University of Florida's Indian River Research & Education Center in Ft. Pierce. Previously he was a faculty member at the Panamerican School of Agriculture, Zamorano, in Honduras. His primary responsibilities are in the area of biological control of invasive insects, with a keen interest in the parasitoids of Scarabaeidae. His current research involves the biological control of invasive insects in Florida, a faunal inventory of the Dynastinae of Honduras, Nicaragua and Honduras (with B. Ratcliffe), and the Scarabaeoid faunas of Honduras and Paraguay.

Photo:  Ron Cave at Cusuco National Park in Honduras, August 1998.
Photo by Dave Hawks.

University of Florida
Indian River Research & Education Center
2199 S. Rock Road
Ft. Pierce, FL 34945

TEL:: 772-468-3922 ext. 145
FAX: (772) 460-3673
PhD, entomology, Auburn University, 1987
M.S., entomology, University of California- Berkeley, 1977
B.S, entomology, University of California- Davis, 1975

1) Faunal inventory of the Dynastinae in Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize.
2) Checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Honduras.


Cave, R.D. 1983. New records of Trigonopeltastes in El Salvador. Coleopt. Bull. 37(2): 152.

Ratcliffe, B.C. and R.D. Cave. 2002. New species of Cyclocephala from Honduras and El Salvador (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Cyclocephalini). Coleopterists Bulletin 56: 152-157.

Cave, R.D. 2005. Trigonopeltastes delta (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae) larva
developing in a bromeliad terrarium. Coleopterists Bulletin 59: 527-528.

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