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Kyle Schnepp, Contributing Editor
Full name:
Kyle Schnepp
City, state, country:
Gainesville, FL USA

I am a Purdue University graduate who loves collecting beetles and being outdoors in general.
My personal collection consists of over 20,000 determined specimens and another 14,000 several hundred vials yet to pin.
All of these are Nearctic beetles, totalling over 3,300 species.

One current project is a pictorial key to the Buprestidae of Eastern North America. My hope is that this key will ease identification of a lot of groups and make clear what are sometimes confusing couplets. The ultimate goal is to facilitate the recognition of newly invasive species.

Another, which is almost finished, is a guide to male genitalia of all U.S. species of Phyllophaga.

Some of my all time favorites:

Progress in natural history starts from a basis of species, and until these are accurately described
so that others can arrive at a knowledge of them, no great advance is possible.

-George H. Horn