Benjamin Maples Curator

I am a crazy insect person! I got my BS in Entomology at UC Davis. Wherever I go, I am constantly looking out for any small creatures that come into my field of vision, to observe and photograph. I am thinking about doing research on the behavior of mantises and other arthropods with raptorial forelimbs.

I have worked a bit with cannibalism in the true bug Geocoris pallens, and have observed G. punctipes and G. atricolor in the process.

Comments, identifications, and questions on my observations are always welcome and appreciated!

Current profile picture: a dead-leaf-mimicking mantis nymph (Stenophylla sp.)from Madre de Dios, Peru, on 3 Jan 2017. (No observation yet.)

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