Matthew Connors Curator

Joined: Oct 06, 2017 Last Active: Aug 21, 2019

Entomology student specialising in Australian mantises, but with a keen interest in all orthopteroid insects and of course all organisms! I used to post my own sightings on Bowerbird ( but now that the site is being shut down I've transferred them all over to iNat. I'm also woefully behind on sorting through all my photos, so most of my sightings will be at least a year old by the time I get to them! Follow me on Facebook for nature photography and entomological musings (

I currently do IDs for the following taxa so feel free to tag me in any observations I've missed:
Australian and NZ Mantodea (and slowly expanding outwards)
Australian Phasmatodea
Australian Tettigonioidea, Gryllotalpoidea, Tridactyloidea, Acridoidea, and Pyrgomorphoidea (and slowly getting to the other Orthopteran groups)
Australian Embioptera
Australian Centipedes (Chilopoda)
Australian and NZ Nephilinae/Nephilidae and Argiopinae
Australian and NZ Sparassidae
Australian Lampriminae and Xylotrupes
Select Australian Cassidinae
Australian Scutelleridae, Tessaratomidae, and Mictini

I'll hopefully get around to all of the Australian Orthopteroids eventually, so check out the project I've made for them if you want

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