Unido: 16.nov.2018 Última actividad: 25.feb.2024 iNaturalist

I am currently working on the revision of paper wasp genus Ropalidia in Africa, but have some modest experience with other Vespidae as well. I would be very interested in expanding this field of work, and stand ready for any kind of inquires in which I can be of help, especially as I am also mining this resource to expand the existing distribution data for these species. For now, I have assigned over 210 iNaturalist records relevant for my work, so I do find this resource a very valuable contribution to taxonomic work.
Update: the first paper, based on the initial iNat observation is now published: Polašek O, Bellingan T, van Noort S (2022) A new species of paper wasp from the genus Ropalidia Guérin-Méneville from South Africa (Hymenoptera, Vespidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 90: 213-222. https://doi.org/10.3897/jhr.90.81581.
Update 2: A paper on re-discovery of Leptochilus quintus after 136 years of presumed extinction is now online: https://hrcak.srce.hr/en/clanak/417209. The corresponding iNat observation is here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/138807982

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