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Tristan McKnight, Contributor
Full name:
Tristan McKnight
City, state, country:
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Biography:

I got my PhD at the University of Michigan in the spring of 2017, studying the ecology and evolutionary biology of robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae). I cut my teeth working on American and Mongolian robber flies with Dr. Riley Nelson at BYU during my undergrad. Now, among other things, I'm working with Dr. Rob Cannings on the genus Lasiopogon-- revising systematics and phylogenetics and studying ecological diversification. I like other bugs too, but especially flies. Most of my experience has been in North America (all over) as well as central Asia. I am fluent in English, Russian, and Spanish.

I'm interested in getting/borrowing/trading for robber flies in 95% alcohol, particularly from the subfamily Stichopogoninae (Lasiopogon, Stichopogon, Townsendia, Lissoteles, etc). Others (especially Asilinae and Laphriinae) are also useful, as is precise locality info.

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