Ben Kurek

Joined: Apr 01, 2017 Last Active: Oct 22, 2020

I am a 20 year old nature nerd specialising in Australian huntsmans but have recently become fascinated in birds, butterflies and moths. I am mostly self taught but have also learnt a lot from many smart people and scientific papers.

I am always putting myself out there to learn about all kinds of Australian organisms other than spiders, so I am open to critique in any field I step forth in.

Am currently working on a huntsman field guide so if you have any macro shots of them, feel free to email them to me, made this email when I was little because I was obsessed with the java computer program :D

I can ID

Butterflies (I struggle with caterpillars XD though)
Huntsmans (Sparassidae)
Nursery web spiders
Nephilidae (subfamily of orbweavers)
Garden orb weavers (Argiope)
Peacock spiders (Maratus)
Cicadas (Cicadoidea)

Birds (Aves)
Frogs and toads (Anura)
Snakes (Serpentes)
Lizards (Lacertilia)

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