Connor E. J. Graham

Joined: Oct 01, 2020 Last Active: Feb 04, 2023 iNaturalist

Long live @catenatus
Living in Marion County, Oregon, USA. I love natural sciences such as entomology and geology, and collect insects (mainly beetles) and scorpions. When I actually have the time and energy, I also love to go fishing with friends and family. Currently my insect collection consists of around 5,000 specimens and counting. I am a first year high school student, fifteen as of November 2022. If I have responded to a message sent by you, or a comment, and seemed thoroughly cold, it usually is not intentional, communication, be it in person, by mail, or online, is not one of my strong points. My profile description is a bit lengthy, please don't feel compelled to read the whole thing.

  • My knowledge of Carabidae primarily lie within the Nearctic, and Palearctic (into Southeastern Asia), but I am trying to improve my knowledge of the Neotropical carabids as well.
  • Myself and @reptipods are attempting to gather as many specimens as possible from all over the West Coast of North America, at two or more specimens of each species, preferably with verified IDs, in order to create a reliable synoptic collection. Though if we can gather specimens of the same species from many different locations, that would be great! As the amount of material, as well as photographic specimens grows, we are organising them all taxonomically into a website where the collection specimens will be displayed. Eventually, the website will be made public for others to use. If you are interested in swapping specimens, please feel free to contacting either @reptipods or myself, all specimens are appreciated.
    Our goal is to form a complete collection of the Zopheridae and Carabidae found along the West Coast of North America; California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Southwestern Yukon, and Alaska. We are trying to, for the most part, gain access to specimens on our own, but trading is currently the best way for us to receive specimens that are not from locations where we often visit. If you have any information on the diets of any beetles that information would also be much appreciated, please dm one of us the information, and what beetle(s) it is connected to. Even if we don't yet have photos of a species, the information can still be used. Thank you to anyone who can help!

  • When it comes to entomology, I am almost fully self-taught, but have been finding many skilled entomologists, both professionals and hobbyists, who are helping me go to the next level! Thanks to all of my mentors, and anyone who has assisted and taught me!
  • PLEASE REMEMBER that I am not in any way a professional, I do not yet know all of the terms and loops in and around the entomological world, and am still learning.
  • I will sometimes forget to check the localities when identifying observations, and please, do call me out on it, and I will probably change my ID.

Summer 2023 I will be making it back to England for a number of weeks.
Summer 2024 I will be going down to Costa Rica for just over a week for a nature trip connected to the high school I go to.

  • If you have any questions, comments, simply want to converse, or otherwise, please feel free to send an email to me either through iNaturalist, or through
    carabid_47#9486 on Discord

Best regards from Oregon,

  • I stand with Ukraine and all who support it, I hope for this to end soon on good terms--preferably somewhat peaceful ones.

Check out my incredible partner @reptipods profile here on iNat
His jumping spider project;
And all of the incredible observations he has made here;

Please don't try to sell me specimens, I will say no.

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