Unido: 16.nov.2018 Última actividad: 13.jul.2024 iNaturalist

I am currently working on the revision of paper wasp genus Ropalidia in Africa, but have some modest experience with other Vespidae as well. I would be very interested in expanding this field of work, and stand ready for any kind of inquires in which I can be of help, especially as I am also mining this resource to expand the existing distribution data for these species. For now, I have assigned over 210 iNaturalist records relevant for my work, so I do find this resource a very valuable contribution to taxonomic work.
Update: the first paper, based on the initial iNat observation is now published: https://doi.org/10.3897/jhr.90.81581. The corresponding iNat observation that prompted the search is available here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/20355582
Update 2: A paper on re-discovery of Leptochilus quintus after 136 years of presumed extinction is now online: https://hrcak.srce.hr/en/clanak/417209. The corresponding iNat observation is here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/138807982
Update 3: A paper on an inverse nest of Ropalidia from Madagascar published - https://jhr.pensoft.net/article/103379/, with the original observation of the nest available here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/140282514

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