solomon hendrix Curator

Joined: Sep 9, 2017 Last Active: Feb 28, 2024 iNaturalist


As the semester has begun, my identifications on the site will be much more sporadic. Please tag or message me if you would like me to see something.

I actively moderate hoppers (Auchenorrhyncha excluding cicadas-for now) here and on BugGuide—mostly focused on the United States and Canada. I am an undergraduate student at the University of Delaware studying Auchenorrhyncha taxonomy in Dr. Charles Bartlett's (@delphax) lab. My interests lie in the interdisciplinary space between art and science.

An ongoing project of mine is a goal to acquire photographs of all described U.S. species of Auchenorrhyncha (and consolidate them on BugGuide). I also use the account @udel-hoppers to upload photographs of museum specimens.

You have my permission to use my images for any non-commercial educational use (including on citizen science sites and boards) as long as you credit me. Otherwise, please contact me.

additionally, I'm a formless basin. an endless space of things displaced; excavated and moved elsewhere. I expand endlessly, causing all surrounding surfaces to cave; collapsing into the oblivion of myself. there's no space for the dust to settle, so it will drift on forever in its increasing entropy.

My profile picture is a watercolor portrait done by my sister Sullivan.

Primary Current Working Projects

  • Redefine the Generic Limits of Pentastirini (Cixiidae) of North America
  • Digitization and Photography of Planthoppers in the University of Delaware Insect Research Collection
  • Consolidate Photos of all U.S. Auchenorrhyncha Species on BugGuide

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