Trying to think of a catchy, but apt, headline that would describe Ed Riley is a little difficult. But “beetle freak” comes close… in the best sense of the word “freak” of course. Ed is the associate curator of the Department of Entomology’s insect museum, and if anyone truly loves beetles, it’s Ed.
Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine just did a very nice article about Ed in the June edition. To see an online version, click here. I understand from Mike Quinn, who took pictures for the story, that there is a nice montage of beetle images not included in the online edition. If you want to see it you’ll have to buy a copy (or sneak a peek in a news stand). If you’re interested, here’s where you can buy copies of TPW magazine.