DO MANH Cuong, Vietnam
Project title: Prioninae (Arthropoda/Insecta/Coleopera) of Vietnam, Taxonomical Revision and Distribution
The objective of the project is to achieve an updated checklist and revision of Prioninae (Cerambycidae) from Vietnam with additions of taxonomy and distribution. Materials of Prioninae, collected from 2010 to 2015, in Vietnam will be scanned and reviewed then compared with type specimens deposited at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS). The work will include describing new species and revision taxa of the subfamily. The cooperation between the Vietnamese researcher and a specialist from RBINS has already been initiated in the past, with some work and publications on Aegosomatini. The fauna of Prioninae of Vietnam is extremely diverse but its taxonomy is very complicated, and the project will enable the upgrading of information on both taxonomy and distribution of these species in Vietnam. The information will not only be used for science but will also be valuable for conservation in estimating threatened species with narrow distribution. This project is a part of the Ph. D. of the Vietnamese researcher.
Training location: Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Cuong Do Manh sampling at night using light trap in Bidoup National Park (May 2016)
Remphan hopei Waterhouse, 1836 found in Bidoup National Park during 2016 expedition