Ben Kurek Curator

Joined: Apr 1, 2017 Last Active: Apr 22, 2024 iNaturalist Australia

23 year old arachnologist and aspiring taxonomist based in Melbourne, Australia; focusing on Australian spiders, particularly Sparassidae (Huntsman spiders). I have always had a particular fascination in arthropods and the natural world, particularly arthropods. I am the spider specialist member of the Entomological Society of Victoria.

I currently do ID's for mainly the following taxa which I have grouped in this project:

I am also interested in insects, particularly moths. I try to go out of my comfort zone and make a concealed effort and ID taxa I am not very knowledgeable in. I also like to provide broad IDs for any taxa to make IDing easier for people.

I am currently working on a field guide for huntsman spiders of Australia. (I made this email when I was a kid haha)

Entomological Society of Victoria:

My current goals:

  • Revise Isopeda-alpina group, and hopefully describe new isopeda alpina group species while doing it.
  • Describe new species of Australian Heteropoda and Yiinthi. (Currently describing a new Heteropoda from the Winton region of QLD)
  • Describe new species of Australian Thelcticopis (All Australian Thelcticopis are undescribed)
  • Describe any new Australian huntsmen species and genera.

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