Ben Kurek 策展人

加入於:2017 4 月 01 最近活躍:2023 10 月 03 iNaturalist Australia

I am a 23 year old arachnologist and aspiring taxonomist specialising in Sparassidae (Huntsman spiders) of Australia. I have always had a particular fascination in arthropods and the natural world, particularly spiders and insects (Huntsman spiders and moths currently being my favourites). I am a member of the Entomological Society of Victoria and am their spider specialist.

I currently do ID's for mainly the following taxa which I have grouped in this project:

I also have general knowledge in all Australian spiders so feel free to tag me if you require assistance. I can try to assist with moth ID's too, so feel free to tag me for them also. I try to go out of my comfort zone and make a concealed effort and ID taxa I am not very knowledgeable in. I also like to provide broad IDs to make IDing easier for people. Have recently started IDing spiders outside of Australia.

I am currently working on a field guide for huntsman spiders of Australia. (I made this email when I was a kid haha)

Based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Entomological Society of Victoria:

My current goals:

  • Revise Isopeda-alpina group, and hopefully describe new isopeda alpina group species while doing it.
  • Describe new species of Australian Heteropoda and Yiinthi. (Our Australian Heteropoda need to be put in a new genus)
  • Describe new species of Australian Thelcticopis (All Australian Thelcticopis are undescribed)
  • Describe any Australian huntsmen genera that are undescribed.

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