Joel DuBois

Liittynyt: 18. huhtikuuta 2017 Viimeksi aktiivinen: 14. elokuuta 2020

I'm a passionate undergrad entomologist based in southern NM (soon Stillwater, Oklahoma). I'm currently the top identifier of Acmaeodera (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) on iNat and have spent countless hours working on learning these guys through observing museum collections, reading old papers, correspondence with experts, and doing some collecting myself. (Certain users here are way more experienced (M. Quinn, J. Hansen, R. Westcott), and I will sometimes tag them if I need help). I intend to pursue a degree in entomology, with an emphasis on taxonomy and curation.

Acmaeodera is by far my favourite genus of Jewel Beetle, but I also love most other Polycestinae Jewel Beetles, especially including Paratyndaris, Thrincopyge, and Ptosima. Some other interests of mine include Pentatomidae, Cassidinae, and Zopheridae, but I simply enjoy them a lot--I can do very little in the helping to identify.

Finally, if you disagree with any--really any--of my IDs, please, please, please let me know. I make mistakes: sometimes I ID species during class (while taking notes, of course) or when I can't sleep.

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