Jared Shorma

Joined: May 25, 2017 Last Active: Nov 20, 2019

I'm an amateur naturalist who is between High School and College and I'm using inaturalist to get better at identification and to learn the many species of the world around me. I volunteer of and on at a place called the Butterfly Pavilion in Colorado which has given me a much wider understanding of the arthropod world. I'm also working in the arachnology lab at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science where I'm steadily getting better and better at spider identification. My primary life goals aside from being an entomologist/arachnologist is to see 10,000 different identifiable species and then once that is accomplished-- 20,000. I also want to see at least one individual from every insect order and from each of the extant arachnid groups. All of these sightings must also be done in the wild.

Soon I will be spending 6 months at a research station in Peru where I hope to try to study Amazonian Leaf Miners.

Insect orders 23/27
Arachnid groups 9/17
Myriapod groups 10/23

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