Danilo Lüdke Curator

Joined: Jun 22, 2021 Last Active: Jul 24, 2024 iNaturalist

Focus: True Bugs of Australia (Insecta : Hemiptera : Heteroptera)

Addicted to True Bugs (Heteroptera), chiefly interested in the Nabidae (Damsel Bugs) of the world and Australia's terrestrial bug fauna I'm curating for iNaturalist.

Nature-loving person based in Heidelberg/Germany, originally from Berlin. Biologist with majors in Ecology and Functional Genomics/Bioinformatics (TU Darmstadt & Frankfurt Uni/Buchmann Institute). Entomologist at the Julius Kühn Institute (JKI, German Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants), working on Biocontrol-related topics and DNA-Metabarcoding, and of course responsible for True Bug identification.
Passionate about everything beautiful, nature & sustainability, gardening, stars & space... Always on the road in nature things, citizen scientist and volunteer, or just bushwalking with my camera.

Faunistic contributions/memberships:

  • International Heteropterists' Society (IHS)
  • Arbeitskreis Insekten Hessen (Hessian Insects working group), Senckenberg Society for Nature Reseach
  • Arbeitskreis Hessischer Heteropterologen (Hessian True Bugs working group), Faunistische Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft Hessen (FLAGH)

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