Joined: Jul 24, 2020 Last Active: Jul 21, 2024 iNaturalist

Hi. I'm an amateur naturalist based in Pierce County, Washington, mainly interested in entomology and insect biodiversity. I have an interest in nematoceran flies as well as plant parasites including miners, gallers, and aphids. If you want me to clarify one of my IDs (or to correct me - I'm wrong plenty often), feel free to tag me and ask. Also, I forget things often so if I haven't gotten back to you for a while, please message me again to remind me!

I'm also on BugGuide, although I don't post photos there as regularly as I do on iNaturalist. If you think some of my photos/observations would be helpful for the guide, let me know and I'll happily repost them there.

The majority of my observations are made on the traditional and native homelands of the Coast Salish peoples, particularly the spuyaləpabš / Puyallup Tribe of Indians.

Here are some links that I've found useful for IDing, mostly for my own reference:
Aphids on the World's Plants
Catalogue of the Crane Flies of the World
Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 1908-1950
Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 1867-1950
Photos of various Northwestern diptera specimens by family
On Tipula paludosa
On Holorusia hespera

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