Beetle expert honored by Dan Young becomes first Entomologist invited to speak at Royal Albert Hall

UW beetle taxonomist Daniel Young recently named the new beetle species, Ischalia barclayi.

Known only from a single Malaysian specimen, this remarkable new metallic blue beetle was named to honor Max Barclay, Head Curator of Coleoptera at the world renowned Museum of Natural History, London.

On September 23, 2013, Max Barclay became the first Entomologist invited
to speak at Royal Albert Hall. Use the video player below to watch the talk he gave at the TEDxAlbertopolis:

To learn more about Max, his research, and the TEDxAlbertopolis conference, click here.