Samuele Papeschi

Joined: Dec 22, 2022 Last Active: Jul 14, 2024 iNaturalist

I am a geologist and hobbyist naturalist. For work, I map remote or wild areas and I often have to go off trail or in the macchia, where I encounter many critters of all kinds.

I have always enjoyed photographing them or annotating some cool encounters on my field book, but honestly did not know much about them until I discovered Inaturalist.

I started using Inaturalist during a research stay in Japan. There, I was walking uphill in mountain streams in the forested areas of Shikoku, finding arachnids, reptiles, amphibians, and even traces of small mammals every day.

Spiders are my favorite taxon - and I love the genus Argiope the most.

If you need help with Argiopes, you may tag me, but remember that I do not have a degree in Natural Sciences or Biology, so you may want to tag @alexkerr @ajott @naufalurfi @paolosol or @e16 instead (just to cite a few).

If you like rocks, here is my website:

Oh, and if you want to help with my observations that are not RG, you are more than welcome!

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