Connor E. J. Graham

Joined: Oct 1, 2020 Last Active: Jul 19, 2024 iNaturalist

Long live @catenatus

Scots-Latino American naturalist based out of Marion County, Oregon, USA. I am an avid collector of the Carabidae and Staphylinidae of North and South America, West Asia, and Europe. My profile description is a bit lengthy; please don't feel compelled to read the whole thing.

My knowledge of Carabidae primarily lies within the Nearctic, as well as the Palearctic regions, but I am trying to improve my knowledge of the Neotropical carabids as well. I direct much of my focus upon riparian and coastal carabids, although because of my current location of dwelling, most that I post are from within cities.

@reptipods , @eleodesthermopolis , and I are attempting to gather as many specimens as possible from all over the West Coast of North America, with two or more specimens of each species, preferably with verified IDs, in order to create a reliable synoptic collection. If we can gather specimens of the same species from many different locations, that would be great as well. As the amount of material, as well as photographic specimens grows, we will continue to organise them all taxonomically into a website where the collection specimens will be displayed. If you are interested in swapping/exchanging specimens or would like to send a donation of specimens or supplies, please feel free to contact @reptipods , @eleodesthermopolis , or myself--all specimens are appreciated.

Our goal is to form a complete collection of the Zopheridae, Carabidae, and Tenebrionidae 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. Thank you to anyone who has helped us so far!

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, please, do call me out on it so that I may correct it.

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
carabid_47 on instagram
carabid_47 on

Our website has been published, but is incomplete, and we would love it if anyone with extensive carabid ID experience for Western North America could help out with the editing stages, as long as they have the time to do so, and are willing to.

I have field experience with Carabidae and many other organisms in Canada, the United States, England, Scotland, Denmark, Costa Rica (if any wildlife-related internships open, please let me know).

It is my wish that all of the content which I have contributed to iNaturalist remains on the site in the event of my death.

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