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Colin Purrington, Contributor
Full name:
Colin Purrington
City, state, country:
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA

I'm an evolutionary biologist with interests in parasitic plants, twining plants, and plant/insect interactions. I taught evolution for 14 years or so at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. I love photography, and learning about the curious details of the insects I stumble upon. My dad (Foster Purrington) is an entomologist, hence my love of them. I'm still learning how to ID them. Proud donor to BugGuide.