Cecil Smith

加入於:7 月 2, 2019 最近活躍:6 月 9, 2023 iNaturalist

I'm an entomology student at Penn State University, just finishing up my undergraduate degree for now. I have an interest in insects with specialized host interactions- like gallers, leafminers, and parasitoids- as well as a general affinity for the understudied and underappreciated. This summer I am working (with @lousinastasi) on a project involving the parasitoids of herb gall wasps, especially those on Silphium plants.

I helped develop a Pocket Field Guide to Common Leafminer Species in PA: https://scholarsphere.psu.edu/resources/e3be10f1-93ac-49fc-9b0d-9cf5dfcd82ea

I'm always looking to learn more about identifying all kinds of insects, as well as just about anything else that catches my attention. I've accumulated a lot of general knowledge in the few years since I joined iNaturalist, but there's always infinitely more to learn! Feel free to correct any mistaken IDs or ask me about it if an ID looks off :-)