Jessee J. Smith

Entrou: 04 de abr. de 2019 Última vez ativo: 01 de dez. de 2021 iNaturalist Monthly Supporter since julho 2020

Hello, fellow iNatter! I am grateful to be part of this community, where I focus primarily on identifying certain beetles, cicadas, and the local plants with which I'm familiar. I love Magicicada and tiger beetles, and I've particularly gotten into Calopteron lately, and the interesting web of species that mimic those foul-tasting lycids. I'm part of team Cicada Safari, working with my husband, Gene Kritsky, to map the distribution of the various broods of Magicicada. I am still confirming and adding annotations to records of the 2021 Brood X emergence, so if you have cicadas to share, keep 'em coming!

I'm a graduate of Mount St. Joseph University in western Cincinnati, Ohio, with a B.S. in Natural Science, a B.A. in General Art, and a B.F.A. in Fine Art (Sculpture). I'm the copy editor of American Entomologist, the flagship journal of the Entomological Society of America, and I have served as copy editor and layout designer for several publications of the Ohio Biological Survey, including A Naturalist's Guide to the Fishes of Ohio (Dan Rice and Brian Zimmerman, 2019). I've also been a professional metalsmith and jewelry designer since 2003; many of my designs are inspired by insects and other natural wonders.

My iNat projects:
Biodiversity of the Western Wildlife Corridor, a land trust organization protecting wild spaces on Cincinnati's West Side
Brood X Cicadas: 2021
Mimics of Calopterini and its sister project, Mimics of Calopterini (Identified)
What's Eating Cicadas?, a collection of Magicicada's predators

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