Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Ray Fisher, Contributing Editor
Full name:
Ray Fisher
E-mail address:
jrfisher "at"
City, state, country:
Fayetteville, AR, USA

I'm a postdoc at the University of Arkansas studying arthropod diversity, evolution, and natural history. My current interests deal with velvet mites and water mites (Parasitengona), especially their host associations and the invasion of freshwater by water mites. That said, I am fascinated by natural history in general and am able to offer help with other arthropods, such as spiders, parasitic Hymenoptera, lower flies, aquatic insects, and terrestrial crustaceans.

I am in need of velvet mite specimens from many regions, so if you find some and wish to help out, please let me know.