Zairah Quevedo

Unido: 22.abr.2022 Última actividad: 26.feb.2024 iNaturalist

(19 y/o college student)
I absolutely adore bugs and the macro world in general so I really enjoy sharing observations from my backyard (and beyond) here. I am always open to help with identifications since I'm really just a hobbyist in this space.
I'm working right now to familiarize myself with the insects and arachnids of my area. I really enjoy going out and searching for bugs (though I realize I look a little strange wandering around on bike paths with a net and little cups).

I am willing to collect specimens for research so just reach out! There may be some species I'm reluctant to collect due to sentimental attachments (larger bugs such as mantids, butterflies, grasshoppers, and others like jumping spiders)- but please do reach out if I could be of help with any research or other projects! My only request is the covering of shipping costs.

I also love keeping bugs and currently have two spiders (A Western Black Widow and a funnel weaver- both about a year old). I have kept many White Lined Sphinx caterpillars in my day and I adore them.

Most every photo is taken on my phone and occasionally with a clip on macro lens. I only just recently learned I could zoom with the macro lens on so I'm trying to do that more!

I've made a habit of checking out California recent observations as a way to learn more about the wildlife in the state. I often sends IDs on observations marked as Unknown (generally insects and arachnids). I also like to add IDs on species I am very familiar with and am certain the ID will be correct. I will still make mistakes but I am doing my best to learn!

My profile pic is one of my favorite observations ever of two Ligated Furrow Bees resting in a pot marigold. Bees and especially sweat bees are a favorite of mine!

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