Arturo Santos Curator

Joined: Aug 27, 2017 Last Active: May 29, 2024 iNaturalist Monthly Supporter since November 2020

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I have been identifying insects by photographs online since at least 2013. Unfortunately I had to largely stop identifying in 2020 so that I can focus on other aspects of my life and career (and my identifications were already teetering out up to a year before). I still worked on my own observations, however, and grew to love making mock morphological descriptions of the specimens I collect. I am excited to say that I feel content with resuming identifications again. I hope to soon make a provisional key to genera of Anthomyiidae north of Mexico with updated generic concepts in my iNat journal.

Also a contributing editor on BugGuide.net.

In an effort to increase awareness about decolonizing naturalism, the vast majority of my observations take place in the land of the pre-colonial era Safety Harbor culture (called the broad sense of "Tocobaga") including the peoples Pohoy (Capaloey), Amacapira, strict sense Tocobaga, Mocoso, Alafay, Uçita, and istî siminolî or yat'siminoli (known as the Seminole Tribe).

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