Mike Quinn, Austin, TX Curador

Unido: 04.oct.2013 Última actividad: 06.dic.2021 iNaturalist

M.Sc. in Entomology, B.Sc. in Wildlife from Texas A&M.

Curatorial Assistant, University of Texas Insect Collection, Austin.

First Invertebrate Biologist for Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Mostly work with Texas Beetles, but have a strong interest in southwestern US flora and fauna.

My TexasEnto.net website has helpful ID pages for various beetle and Hemipteran families:

To ID a mystery beetle, try scrolling through my Travis County Beetle Survey page of >1,000 spp.

Active poster/editor on BugGuide where most of my invert pix were originally posted

To go beyond just the insects that come to flowers or UV lights, one really needs to beat and sweep the vegetation

I mostly live collect insects and shoot them via Canon's seminal MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens w/ a simple ring flash against a white background. More details on my field and photo techniques here

I also work with specimens, mostly from UTIC (Austin) and TAMUIC (College Station), but have also worked w collections in AZ, AR, DC, FL, IL, LA, OH, OK, NM, NY, and VA.

Am among the top posters of beetle spp. to iNat.


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