Chapter 4. Collecting and over-Collecting

  1. T. R. New

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318623.ch4

Beetles in conservation

Beetles in conservation

How to Cite

New, T. R. (2010) Collecting and over-Collecting, in Beetles in conservation, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318623.ch4

Author Information

  1. Department of Zoology, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 5 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332599

Online ISBN: 9781444318623



  • insect collecting, and ranks of coleopterists - in collection and over-collection;
  • commercial collecting;
  • extent and impacts of poaching - desire of wealthy collectors, difficulty in assessing;
  • emotional appeal of rarity - factor increasing commercial value of listed taxa;
  • extra-large or extra-ornamented lucanids;
  • trade in rhinoceros beetles and stag beetles in Japan - native and imported species;
  • bycatch and collector responsibility;
  • direct destruction or major disturbance to habitats;
  • sampling activity for Coleoptera - relying on selecting focal species or groups


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Commercial collecting

  • Bycatch and collector responsibility