Benjamin Normark

Unido: 25.may.2020 Última actividad: 15.jun.2024 iNaturalist

I am primarily interested in armored scale insects (Hemiptera: Diaspididae). My lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is devoted to the study of their systematics and evolution using DNA and morphology. My general view is that most armored scale insects cannot be identified to species without being mounted on a microscope slide, but there are several conspicuous exceptions to this generalization, and I'm hopeful that more species will become reliably identifiable with time.

I am also an all-around nature nerd and may try to put names on other things, especially plants, birds, and insects.

(Starting recently, my main contribution to iNaturalist has been as an identifier. My own iNaturalist content consists entirely of things that are easy to photograph, namely plants.)

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