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Andrew Meeds, Contributing Editor
Full name:
Andrew Meeds
Send me an e-mail or contact me over social media.
City, state, country:
Tempe, AZ, USA

Have a B.S. in Plant Sciences with an emphasis in Plant Protection from the University of Missouri. Research Technician with the Weidner Forensic Entomology Lab at Arizona State University and I'm working on my Master's in Entomology through a distance program with University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

I'm especially interested in pentatomids and their nymphs. I won't always provide an explanation when I ID specimens, but please feel more than free to ask me how I arrived where I did. I'm always happy to explain when folks are interested!

Editors: Feel more than free to frass any image of mine that you feel doesn't add anything to the guide, you will not hurt my feelings!

You can connect with me through these platforms:

I have been around bugguide for a long time and really appreciate this great community and all of those who have fostered my love for entomology. I started posting in 2006, when I would have been about 15 and was lucky to find such a positive and patient group of people.

I've done a fair bit of work with a wide variety of insects in a lab setting. Some of these include:
Podisus and Perillus (Pentatomidae)
Diabrotica (Chrysomelidae)
Euplectrus (Braconidae)

On a more serious note, if anything should happen to me, I'd like for my photos to remain on bugguide.