I am a amateur entomologist,
I love being outdoors collecting insects, birdwatching and collecting fossils. I'm planning on starting a collection of pressed plants that I have collected insects feeding on. I'm currently working on a field guide of the insects of Hamilton County Kansas. The things I'm best at identifying are Tenebrionidae particularly western, Mantodea, Carabidae particularly Cicindelinae, most Hymenoptera and most Lepidoptera.
I also enjoy breeding and rearing various kinds of insects. Some new Bugguide state records Lepidoptera: Orthoptera: Diptera: Psocodea: Coleoptera: LampyridaeCleridaeCarabidaeScarabaeidaeCerambycidaeTenebrionidaeElateridaeChrysomelidaeMeloidaeCoccinellidaeCurculionidaeSilphidaeOchodaeidaeMelyridaeHydrophilidae Mantodea: Blattodea: Mecoptera: Hymenoptera: Neuroptera: Hemiptera:
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