Justin Williams

Joined: Sep 10, 2018 Last Active: May 27, 2020 Monthly Supporter since December 2019

(I like spiders.)

I'm a nature/photography enthusiast based in Austin Texas with a particular interest in arthropods, especially spiders. I enjoy macro photography because it lets us share the fascinating and beautiful intricacies of the natural world on a level that can't be seen with the naked eye. I also hope to help document the wonderful biodiversity of Texas and my little corner of it here in Austin.

I do not have any formal education in entomology/arachnology but I have been interested in spiders for 10+ years and I am always learning. I always appreciate any correction or explanation on my observations or identifications. I often make a lot of IDs quickly and don't always leave comments, so please ask if you'd like me to explain why I chose a particular ID, I'm happy to explain. And feel free to tag me, I don't mind at all.

If you like spiders too, check out my list of interesting spiders!

For a super great book on spiders and arachnids, check out Amazing Arachnids by Jillian Cowles

Chat with me and other iNat users on the (unofficial) iNat Discord

Helpful Austin/Texas Spider & Insect Resources:

Valerie Bugh's "Austin Bug Collection"

Travis County Beetle Checklist

Texas Entomology

P.S. Almost all of my observations are from around my house in east Austin - If you are interested in any of my observations for research purposes, send me a PM.

P.P.S. Spider in my profile pic is a female Hentzia palmarum jumper - they have the cutest eyelashes! <3

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