Connor E. J. Graham

Joined: Oct 1, 2020 Last Active: Jul 13, 2024 iNaturalist

Long live @catenatus
Scots-Latino American naturalist based out of Marion County, Oregon, USA. I am an avid collector of the Carabidae and Staphylinidae of North and South America, West Asia, and Europe. Currently my insect collection consists of around 7,000 specimens and counting. I am a third year high school student and will be working on the carabid collections at OSU this summer. If I have responded to a message sent by you, or a comment, and seemed thoroughly cold, it usually is not intentional, communication, be it in person, by mail, or online, is not one of my strong points. My profile description is a bit lengthy, please don't feel compelled to read the whole thing.

My knowledge of Carabidae primarily lies within the Nearctic, as well as the Palearctic regions, but I am trying to improve my knowledge of the Neotropical carabids as well. I direct much of my focus upon riparian and coastal carabids, though because of my current location of dwelling I am primarily posting carabids from within the city.

Myself @reptipods and @eleodesthermopolis are attempting to gather as many specimens as possible from all over the West Coast of North America, at two or more specimens of each species, preferably with verified IDs, in order to create a reliable synoptic collection. Though if we can gather specimens of the same species from many different locations, that would be great! As the amount of material, as well as photographic specimens grows, we are organising them all taxonomically into a website where the collection specimens will be displayed. If you are interested in swapping/exchanging specimens or would like to send a donation of specimens or supplies, please feel free to contact either @reptipods or myself, all specimens are appreciated.
Our goal is to form a complete collection of the Zopheridae, Carabidae, and Tenebrionidae found along the West Coast of North America; California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Southwestern Yukon, and Alaska. We are trying to, for the most part, gain access to specimens on our own, but trading is currently the best way for us to receive specimens that are not from locations where we often visit. Thank you to anyone who has helped us so far!

When it comes to entomology, I am almost fully self-taught, but have been finding many skilled entomologists, both professionals and hobbyists, who are helping me go to the next level! Thanks to all of my mentors, and anyone who has assisted and taught me!
PLEASE REMEMBER that I am not in any way a professional, I do not yet know all of the terms and loops in and around the entomological world, and am still learning.
I will sometimes forget to check the localities when identifying observations, and please, do call me out on it, and I will probably change my ID.

If you have any questions, comments, simply want to converse, or otherwise, please feel free to send an email to me either through iNaturalist, or through
carabid_47#9486 on Discord
carabid_47 on instagram
carabid_47 on

I stand with Ukraine and all who support it, I hope for this to end soon on good terms--preferably somewhat peaceful ones.

Our website has been published, but is incomplete, and we would love it if anyone with extensive carabid ID experience for Western North America could help out with the editing stages, as long as they have the time to do so, and are willing to.

I have field experience with Carabidae and many other organisms in Canada, the United States, England, Scotland, Danmark, Costa Rica(if any wildlife-related internships open, please let me know).

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