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Matthew L. Gimmel, Contributor
Full name:
Matthew L. Gimmel
City, state, country:
Santa Barbara, California

I am the Curator of Entomology at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. I enjoy dabbling in identification of most families of Coleoptera, particularly in small-bodied or otherwise unpopular groups. However, I am a specialist in Phalacridae and, more recently, Melyridae: Dasytinae. I have significant experience with identification of Carabidae as well.