Matthew Lindsey

Joined: Nov 11, 2022 Last Active: Feb 28, 2024 iNaturalist

About me: I'm a Christian homeschooler who is absolutely obsessed with Araneae (spiders) and loves absolutely everything about them! My biggest interests are in their spinneret and spigot morphology (which are extremely diverse, complex, and utterly fascinating!). I'm also working on a field guide to all spider families.

About my photos: My photographs are licensed under CC-BY, so anyone can use them for absolutely anything as long as they credit me (Matthew Lindsey, not "huttonia"). I always want to photograph spider eyes, spinnerets, and other characters, and I hope at least some of my photographs will prove useful for scientific research or introducing spiders and other animals to the general public. I hope to see my photos in publications, but it would be nice if I'm informed so I know and can see my photos there when it is finished! I take all of my photos with either my iPod touch 7th generation with a clip-on macro lens or my Canon EOS Rebel T7 with kit lens and almost always 7 to 49 mm macro extension tube. I also use the built-in flash sometimes. My profile photo is my favorite spider I've observed Oxyopes aglossus ("pumpkin-masked" lynx spider).

About my identifications: I try my very best to identify spiders everywhere in the world, not just around where I live. Sometimes I make mistakes with my identifications, but everyone makes mistakes and that is just one of the best ways of learning!

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