- Curatorial Assistant
As the sole member of the World Spider-Endoparasitoid Lab I am responsible for maintaining, curating and databasing the worlds largest collection of these parasitic flies. My position at the CAS, supported through the Schlinger Foundation, will help facilitate work of Dr. Evert Schlinger and others towards manuscripts on the Mesoamerican and Oriental Acroceridae fauna.
My personal research interests are within the microlepidoptera. I am generally interested in the taxonomy, systematics and life histories of western Crambidae and Gelechioidea. Currently I’m in the process of revising the genus Hemiplatytes (Crambiinae) and describing a new Gelechiidae from Southern California. I spend much of my free time in the field and perpetually have Lepidoptera side projects in the works.
|Dr. Evert Schlinger||
|World Spider-Endoparasitoid Lab|
|Dr. Neil Evenhuis||Fiji Arthropod Survey||Bishop Museum, Hawaii|
|Dr. Chris Thompson||Acroceridae||Smithsonian Institution|
B.A., Integrative Biology, University of Illinois (2007)
Curatorial Assistant II: California Academy of Sciences/World Spider-Endoparasitoid Lab with Dr. Evert I. Schlinger (October 2007-present)
Grinter CC, Whitfield JB, Connahs H, Dyer LA, Hallwachs W, Janzen DH. 2009. A key to New World Distatrix Mason (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), with descriptions of six new reared Neotropical species. Journal of Insect Science 9:29, available online: insectscience.org/9.29
Macnamara, P. (paintings), text by J.H. Boone, P.Z. Goldstein, C. Grinter, J.E. Louderman, A.F. Newton, P.P. Parrillo, M.B. Prondzinski, M.K. Thayer, P. Sierwald, D.A. Summers & J.A. Wagner. 2005. Illinois Insects and Spiders. University of Chicago Press in association with The Field Museum, Chicago and London. xv + 118 pp. incl. 28 color plates.