The beetles of Lichtenbeek estate

40 years on


Spring 2022

Funded by

In collaboration with

Thomas a Kempis secondary school, Arnhem

Resulting in

A school project and a scientific publication

Hoping to catch the elusive German sexton beetle, Nicrophorus germanicus, schoolboy Menno Schilthuizen did a carrion beetle trapping study in Oosterbeek in 1982. Now, 40 years on, he will team up with today’s local schoolchildren to see how the carrion beetle fauna has been altered by environmental change.