Ron McPeak


Ron McPeak in his home laboratory. Photo by Suzanne McPeak, June 2006


Ron McPeak maintains a large collection of Scarabaeoid beetles and has a broad interest in mostly Nearctic scarabs. His primary research interests are the systematics and ecology of Nearctic scarabaeoid beetles, especially scarabs of southern California, USA, and Baja California, Mexico. His current research projects include
a study of the biology and taxonomy of San Diego County, California scarabaeoid beetles, a study of the systematics and natural history of Scarabaeoid beetles in Baja California, Mexico, natural history and description of Trox gemmulatus Horn larvae, a survey of the Scarabaeoid beetles inhabiting Juniper Dunes Wilderness Area in southeastern Washington, USA, and an evaluation of host plant data for Scarabaeoid beetles. He is an Entomology Departmental Associate at the San Diego Natural History Museum.

Ron McPeak
3001 SE Balboa Drive
Vancouver, WA 98683 USA
TEL: (360) 687-1972

McPeak, R. H. 2005. New records and interesting observations of California Scarabaeoid beetles (Coleoptera: Ochodaeidae, Geotrupidae, Scarabaeidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin. 59:449-450.

McPeak, R. H., S. McCleve and P. K. Lago. 2006. New host plant associations for adult Diplotaxis, Serica, and Phyllophaga (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) from the western United States. The Coleopterists Bulletin. 60:43-48.

McPeak, R. H. and T. A. Oberbauer. 2004. New host plant associations for adult Serica and Diplotaxis (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) from California. The Coleopterists Bulletin. 58:139-142.

McPeak, R. H. and T. A. Oberbauer. The Scarabaeoid beetles of San Diego County, California. Part I. Introduction and diagnosis of families Glaresidae, Trogidae, Pleocomidae, Geotrupidae, Ochodaeidae, Hybosoridae, and Glaphyridae.

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