Ray Fisher Curator

Joined: Aug 07, 2016 Last Active: Aug 12, 2022 iNaturalist

Entomologist at Mississippi Entomological Museum, based in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

I am enthralled by arthropod diversity and evolution, and consider myself a generalist. Research projects involve Parasitengona (velvet mites and water mites), American purse-web spiders (Atypidae: Sphodros), Ozark ants, nepoid water bugs, ceuthophiline camel crickets, and biogeography of the Interior Highlands. As a naturalist, I am always learning new groups and am especially devoted to gaining familiarity with local flora and fauna.

I am blown away by the awesomeness of iNaturalist as a platform and community. It is a consistent joy to interact with those of you who bring me your questions, graciously send me specimens, and who actively contribute to my research projects. If you would like to be a part of my active projects (velvet mites or Sphodros), please contact me and we can make it work. I enjoy adding to my publications those who put in the extra work. Anyway, thank you all!

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