Milo "Bulle" van Loon Curator

Joined: Apr 30, 2019 Last Active: Jul 12, 2024 iNaturalist

I am a 20 year old biology student from the Netherlands. I work as a volunteer in the Hymenoptera collection of Naturalis Biodiversity Center. My interests have shifted a lot since I first started with Hymenoptera, but I try to focus primarily on Chrysidoidea and Sapygidae. I am currently in the process of describing new cleptoparasitic wasps (Chrysididae & Sapygidae) from Africa and Asia. I am also working on a guide to the Chrysididae of the Netherlands and Belgium together with @lucelshout.

If you are seeking any help in identifying aculeate hymenopterans, feel free to tag me in any relevant observations!

I recently published my first paper, in which we describe a new species of Chrysididae:

UPDATE 25/03/2024: Due to recurring mental health issues, I will not be responding to tags or DMs at the moment.

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