Chapter 7. Components of Beetle Species Conservation: Ex Situ Conservation

  1. T. R. New

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318623.ch7

Beetles in conservation

Beetles in conservation

How to Cite

New, T. R. (2010) Components of Beetle Species Conservation: Ex Situ Conservation, in Beetles in conservation, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318623.ch7

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



  • beetle species conservation components and ex situ conservation;
  • ex situ conservation measures;
  • North American burying beetle, Nicrophorus americanus - components of recovery plans;
  • evaluating insect translocation strategy - based on scheme designed for New Zealand weta;
  • establishment of new populations - aim in recovery plans;
  • flightless Frégate island giant, tenebrionid Polposipus herculeanus - salvage or rescue operations;
  • N. americanus release, multiple pairs of captive-reared beetles;
  • capture, translocation or other releases and transporting living insects


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Ex situ conservation

  • New populations

  • Salvage or rescue operations

  • Releases