Michael Caballero

Entrou: 29 de jan. de 2019 Última vez ativo: 18 de jul. de 2024 iNaturalist

I am the Entomologist at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. In my day to day, I work primarily on pollinator and fire ecology research examining the effects of the fire on plant and pollinator communities. I am tasked to lead our research surveys, and prepare and identify most of the specimens if we do not have someone with taxonomic expertise to consult.

In my free time I also keep a personal insect collection. I am most interested in Coleoptera specifically Scarabaeoidea. I am working on some general research on Lucanidae and Scarabaeidae with an emphasis on Dynastinae within Texas; however, I enjoy collecting a much wider range of insect groups. These other groups consist of Hymenoptera, Megaloptera, Neuroptera, and Lepidoptera.

While insects are my favorite organisms, I enjoy getting outside to discover all sorts of flora and fauna!

Research Interests:
Insect Ecology
Restoration Ecology
Pollinator Ecology
Insect Taxonomy and Systematics
Natural History
Insect Behavior

Oklahoma State University 2018: B.S. Entomology - Insect Biology and Ecology.
Oklahoma State University 2020: M.S. Entomology and Plant Pathology.

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