A huge thank you to all the editors here who have helped me ID my photos over the years and shared my enthusiasm for tiny creatures!
My name is Brandon Woo and I have been passionate about insects for most of my life. My main interest is the taxonomy and natural history of the Orthoptera, but I am broadly interested in anything alive. I enjoy observing, collecting, photographing, and rearing insects; I also enjoy traveling to different places and getting to know the local natural history. I am a member of the Maine Entomological Society (MES
) and the Orthopterist's Society, and am proud to have joined BugGuide in July 2010
I graduated from Cornell University in May 2020, where I studied entomology and natural history. I worked in the insect collection there for 4 years, fully curating their Orthoptera and related orders. I am currently a PhD student at Texas A&M University, where I will be working on pygmy mole crickets.
I am also active on iNaturalist, where I upload my photos of vertebrates, plants, fungi, and arthropods from outside the region covered by BugGuide, and also help out with Orthoptera identifications. My iNat page is here
and my observations can be viewed and searched here
Other biodiversity portals:
Maryland Biodiversity Project
[not used currently]
Looking to get an Orthopteran identified? Check out this BG article
New Taxa Photographed for BugGuide
(in order of when I first photographed an individual of that taxon):
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