Gabe King

Joined: Sep 13, 2019 Last Active: Jul 19, 2024 iNaturalist

I'm an entomologist from Michigan, now living in Texas. I don't have a definite specialty yet but beetles are my favorite order if I have to pick just one. Longhorn, jewel, and scarab beetles are some of my favorite groups. Currently, my primary focus for identifications on iNat are beetles in the US, however I love all insects and everything in the natural world.

I found iNat in fall of 2019 and it's had a profound impact on my daily life. It's helped launch me back into the natural world, inspired me to keep learning, and aided me greatly in my own collecting and observing. In my first year I was able to get about 2000 observations of about 800 different species (of mostly insects and related invertebrates). In my second year I got about 2700 observations and 1300 different species. Year three yielded roughly the same; just under 2800 observations and 1300 species.

I don't consider myself an expert in anything, so I only ID things to the level I'm confident. If you think I may have ID-ed something incorrectly or have a question about my ID please feel free to tag me or ask for clarification so I can learn and improve. For my own observations I try to get the best pictures I can, but I'm primarily using my cell phone for now. Any ID help is greatly appreciated!

I have my own insect collection to keep me busy which I began in college but has grown exponentially since moving to Texas and being reinspired in 2019.

Outside of entomology and the natural world I love music (primarily metal of nearly all subgenres), and video games on the increasingly rare times I get to play them.

If you want to know anything else just send me a message!

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