Erin Powell Curator

Joined: Sep 26, 2017 Last Active: Sep 27, 2023 iNaturalist

Curator/research scientist at the Florida State Collection of Arthropods (FSCA, FDACS-DPI)

Current research focusing on taxonomy of mealybugs (particularly grass-infesting genera), adventive Coccoidea, natural history and defensive mechanisms, etc. Past and present research on ecology of harvestmen (Opiliones, Neopilionidae), spider-hunting mud dauber wasps (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae), and jumping spiders (Araneae, Salticidae).

*Note most scales, mealybugs, and whiteflies need to be slide-mounted for species-level ID, I am conservative with identification of pictures and recommend mounting specimens that require certainty.


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