Bennett Grappone

Joined: Apr 29, 2018 Last Active: May 19, 2024 iNaturalist Canada

Master's student researching mites, beetles, and flies at the University of Alberta

I graduated from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2022 with degrees in entomology and microbiology and am currently a master's student at University of Alberta in Edmonton, studying the relationships between carrion beetles, Poecilochirus mites, and carrion flies. Previously, I worked as a curator assistant in the Nebraska State Museum's insect collection, mostly identifying insect specimens from around the world. I have experience and interest in all sorts of arthropods, but my biggest interest lies with Diptera, specifically Calyptrate and Orthorrhaphan flies.

I generally try to ID things to the family level unless I'm very confident. Any corrections to my identifications are welcomed, I'm still learning! Trying to get better with spider IDs.

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