Graham Montgomery

Joined: Feb 6, 2016 Last Active: Jul 19, 2024 iNaturalist Monthly Supporter since July 2020

PhD candidate at UCLA (he/him) studying insect declines/insectivorous birds and currently getting obsessed with Psocoptera!

  • I often photograph insects on white backgrounds in the field, using a small, portable studio to emphasize their color, shape, & individuality. Check out the inverts on white backgrounds project for more.
  • I also maintain lists of vertebrate families of the world, insect families of the world, & plant families of the world, based on Catalog of Life & APG IV, with modifications, and which I try to keep up-to-date with recent taxonomic changes. These are useful for keeping track of what families you've seen, what families you haven't seen, and maybe other things -- feel free to duplicate, comment on, use, etc: Vertfams | Bugfams | Plantfams
  • I have a great time doing "side quests," so if you know of any scientifically significant species (especially insects) I should keep an eye out for in Southern California, just let me know...

Email: montgomery.graham (at)
Photo use: You are free to use my photos for strictly non-commercial use if you send me an email with a link to the website and/or a quick description of the project. For all other use (commercial licensing, etc), please send me a message at the above email.

PS you can search my observations by photo quality with the tags GM_HQ, GM_MQ, and GM_LQ (work in progress)

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