Kenneth Geisert Curator

Joined: Sep 1, 2020 Last Active: Feb 27, 2024 iNaturalist

Insta Account: @kgeisert.photo || Collection Account: @kenneth_g_collection

I do not ID Nematoda or Psocodea despite the leaderboard - just one or two species

Bio
Originally from Fairfield Co., CT. I speak English fluently and know some Spanish. I am a senior Entomology & Wildlife dual major at the University of Delaware. My main focus lies in (Nearctic/Northeastern) Cerambycids, with the goal of eventually learning them worldwide, but I still have a lot to learn. Please do not assume any IDs I make are 100% correct (if at all) - there are many others who are way more knowledgeable than I am, and I can only aspire to be that knowledgeable as I gain more experience. When I make mistakes, please message/@ me if I haven't retracted/corrected it, though I do check for my Maverick IDs every so often. Big fan of Tetraopes spp. - almost to a detriment.

Other interests include: cooking, martial arts, a cappella music, beatboxing, etc

Current Focus

  • Going through Linsley/Chemsak Cerambycidae of NA
  • Creating a website with updated (though unofficial) illustrated keys to Nearctic species from tribe as I continue to learn and am always looking for donations.

Stuff

  • President of UD's Beekeeping Club - Please contact me through this page for outreach inquiries
  • Contribute, curate, and digitize Cerambycidae in the University of Delaware collection (@udel-hoppers) under Dr. Charles Bartlett
  • Extensive work in the biosurveillance and biocontrol of Emerald Ash Borer
  • Entomological Society of America

Useful Cerambycid Links
Old Cerambycid Catalog by Dr. Larry G. Bezark
New Cerambycid Catalog by Dr. Larry G. Bezark
Cerambycoidea Gallery by @vitalfranz
Cerambycidae: Lamiinae Catalog by Jean-Philippe Roguet

Useful (More Knowledgeable) People
@ vitalfranz, @ catenatus (RIP), @ chickenparmesan24, @ ianswift, @ touroult - Cerambycids Worldwide
@ fubr, @ beetledude - Cerambycids in South Africa
@ franciscoacos - Cerambycids in México
@ touroult, @ jzavalab, @ enricotosto96 - Cerambycids in South America
@ jacek_kurzawa - Cerambycids of Palearktic & Oriental regions
@ norose - Cerambycids of Asia
@ alex_cicindela_guy - Cerambycidae: Prioninae

Big thanks to @nomolosx and @nathaniellev for advising my macrophotography setup and for being my good friends

All pictures are free to use (non-commericially) with attribution. All I ask is to be made aware of what pictures and the end product.

It is my intention for this and associated accounts to remain on iNaturalist permanently.

Species I've IDed

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