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Nathaniel Green, Contributing Editor
Full name:
Nathaniel Green
City, state, country:
Pullman, WA, USA

PhD student at Washington State University (Pullman) working on the systematics of Pseudomasaris. Previously I was in Akron, OH. My main interests are Hymenoptera and Araneae.
Feel free to email me with questions. I'm more than happy to help!

Post 2021 imaging:
Most of my recent images are produced using a Macropod system belonging to the Murray Lab at WSU along with Zerene Stacker.

Pre 2021 imaging setup:

I have a very old stereo microscope (1940's?) that was donated to me by an old professor. I'm just using that with my cell phone to take pictures. It magnifies at 10x, 30x, and (with very poor quality) 60x. My light setup is a cheap ring light off amazon and a gooseneck LED lamp, with some tissue paper (Kimwipes) over them to reduce glare. The lights probably cost $50 together.

If I remember correctly, when I got the microscope I did some research and you could buy one on Ebay for ~$100, and could get new eyepieces for cheap.

Almost all of the pictures I've posted have been taken using the old stereo scope, so it's passable, but not great quality.

I also have an old microscope that will do 100x-300x (or something similar) magnification that my mom bought me when I was little. She got it at an antique store for $30. It works well for looking at slide mounted things (thrips, springtails, etc), but is too magnified for most insects. Not sure if I've posted any pictures from that scope to BG.

My new species for BugGuide:

Bugs not on a pin!
Orophe unicus (Loomis, 1953)

From my personal collection:
Tachytes sayi Banks, 1942

Chelostoma phaceliae Michener, 1938

Anthidium banningense Cockerell, 1904

Andrena candida Smith, 1879

Anthophora edwardsii Cresson, 1878

Didineis texana (Cresson, 1873)

Cleonymus magnificus (Ashmead, 1888)

Odontocolon mellipes (Say 1829)

Trypoxylon (trypargilum) clavatum {I'm pretty sure on this one, but need to come back around to it.}

Stenarella domator (Poda, 1761)

From collections other than my own:
Lagynodes acuticornis (Kieffer, 1906) {From the M.T. James Entomological Collection at WSU}

Chrysopa excepta Banks, 1911 {From the M.T. James Entomological Collection at WSU}

Ixodiphagus hookeri (Howard, 1908) {From J.B. Johnson's personal collection.}

Eremochrysa minora {From J.B. Johnson's personal collection.}

Eremochrysa punctinervis {From J.B. Johnson's personal collection.}

Meleoma furcata {From J.B. Johnson's personal collection.}