Zoe Flores

加入於:2020 9 月 11 最近活躍:2024 7 月 22 iNaturalist

BA in Integrative Biology from Harvard University (2022). 4+ years experience in the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology entomology collections as a former student intern and current curatorial assistant; have spent the past 2 years working on NSF grant funded digitization projects including Big-Bee and LightningBug.

As an undergrad I focused on terrestrial invertebrates & entomology, so I am fairly knowledgeable on their broad taxonomies; always happy to learn more. Some specific lineages that are of interest to me:

  • Insecta: Hymenoptera: Anthophila
  • Insecta: Coleoptera: Meloidae & Ripiphoridae (specifically first instar larvae triungulin, especially when phoresy is captured on bees; I have been targeting Neotropical & Oriental Xylocopa as there's a lack of triungulin records on iNat)
  • Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Neotropical Cicadellinae (most familiar with genus Erythrogonia)

Completed my senior thesis comparing spatiotemporal changes in urbanization against New England Geometridae morphology and species richness in Spring 2022.

I passionately enjoy all things related to natural ecology including - but not limited to - organism/specimen research, taxonomy, systematics, parasitism, evolutionary biology, conservation, and paleontology.