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Chao "Jimmy" Wu, Contributor
Full name:
Chao "Jimmy" Wu
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Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Former student of biology at Boston University.

For over a decade, I have tried to gain better understanding within the world of arthropods, but that was just the beginning. My new-found interest in biological and biomedical research has led to a new level of understanding. I had found an unconditional love within personal, independent research. As a student who is interested in biology, I strive to make people understand the world, as well as the world we can make better. One area which I have greatly persisted upon for four years is entomology in association to biological interdependence. For most people, the study of arthropods seems impossible, detesting, and even revolting. What many don’t realize is the importance of these organisms to our planet. The ultimate goal is to express to people about not only the importance of conservation, but also the importance of protecting the organisms which are so violently mistreated.

Despite my generalized interest for arthropods, I do have a few personal favorites: Lycosids, mantids and cicadas.

I am also very happy to have the help of Laura, Lynette, Bill and many others who taught me new insight into arthropod identification. Likewise, I am also content to have aided partially in the Tigrosa grandis page!

Past and present research:

First Reports on Bugguide for Kansas:

Tenodera genus (T. sinensis)(surprisingly)

Geolycosa missouriensis (still debatable as to whether I am actually the first :D )

Tigrosa georgicola

Tigrosa grandis Male: Baby: Female: Female with Young:

Trochosa sepulchralis

Dysdera crocata (Surprisingly)

Anyphaena sp.

Calosoma externum

Family Scytodidae (Spitting Spiders)

Larinioides cornutus

Trichoplusia ni

First for Wyoming

Tragosoma harrisii


First for Massachusetts

Nacerdes melanura

“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
- Winston Churchill