Rare beetle, rediscovered after 55 years, named in honor of Jerry Brown

While sampling for insects on former California Gov. Jerry Brown’s ranch, a University of California, Berkeley, entomologist collected a rare species of beetle that had never been named or described — and which, according to records, had not been observed by scientists in over 55 years. The new species will be named Bembidion brownorum, in honor of Jerry Brown and his wife, Anne Brown.