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Kyhl Austin, Contributing Editor
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Kyhl Austin
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Ithaca, NY, USA

I received my bachelor's degree in biology from Davidson College in 2018. For 4 years I curated and digitized their small insect collection (~6500 specimens). The collection (data + images) are available here on SCAN. I am now pursuing a master's degree in entomology at Cornell University, where I am studying the Archipini fauna of the Caribbean.

I worked for two summers at the Mississippi Entomological Museum (MEM) curating, identifying, preparing, and collecting Lepidoptera.

I have a broad interest in entomology, with a particular interest in the taxonomy, systematics, distribution, and hostplant associations of moths. I have experience collecting and photographing moths throughout the southeastern United States. Besides moths, I have recently developed a keen interest in certain beetle and wasps families (especially Scarabaeidae and Ichneumonoidea).

I also enjoy running, basketball, ultimate frisbee, and rock climbing.

New taxa photographed for BugGuide:

New taxa identified for BugGuide

Want a real challenge? Here are some of my "most wanted" moths. These ones have stumped me, but I continue to puzzle over them. If you recognize any of them, please let me know.
Kyhl Austin