Ben Kurek Curador

Unido: abr 1, 2017 Última actividad: jun 8, 2023 iNaturalist Australia

I am an amateur arachnologist, aspiring taxonomist, and nature lover specialising in Sparassidae (Huntsman spiders) of Australia. I have always had a particular fascination in arthropods and the natural world, particularly spiders and insects (Huntsman spiders and moths currently being my favourites). I am a member of the Entomological Society of Victoria and am their spider specialist.

I currently do ID's for mainly the following taxa which I have grouped in this project: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ben-s-ids

However, I make sure all the Australian spider observations are correctly ID'd. Having said that, I also have general knowledge in all Australian spiders so feel free to tag me if you require assistance. I can try to assist with moth ID's too, so feel free to tag me for these also. I try to go out of my comfort zone and make a concealed effort and ID taxa I am not very knowledgeable in.

I am currently working on a field guide for huntsman spiders of Australia.

@java0updatebackup@gmail.com

Based in Melbourne, Victoria.

Entomological Society of Victoria: https://entsocvic.org.au/

Australian Huntsmen links:

Huntsmen of New South Wales and the ACT:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=6825&subview=map&taxon_id=47867&view=species

Huntsmen of the Northern Territory: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=9994&subview=map&taxon_id=47867&view=species

Huntsmen of Queensland:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=7308&subview=map&taxon_id=47867&view=species

Huntsmen of South Australia: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=6899&subview=map&taxon_id=47867&view=species

Huntsmen of Tasmania:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=6829&subview=map&taxon_id=47867&view=species

Huntsmen of Victoria: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=7830&subview=map&taxon_id=47867&view=species

Huntsmen of Western Australia:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=6827&subview=map&taxon_id=47867&view=species

Follow my Huntsman pages

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/australian_huntsman_spiders/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/653510652232424

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