|Rating(1-10)||Knowledgeability = 9||Clarity of Response = 9||Politeness = 9|
|Comment||Though I understand the response an it does make sense. In my specifics case I do actually have a spider on me. For example I will feel it running up and down my leg while i rest and I will pull my blanket back and there will be an actual visible tangible spider on my leg. This has happened numerous occasions and in numerous houses, and each time there is a visible spider. So although the answer is a good one its not applicable to my situation.|
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I answer insect and spider identification questions ONLY. Attach images if possible. No "what bit me?", "what do I feed this bug in captivity?", or science fair project questions please. NO TECHNICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT INSECT PHYSIOLOGY.
Principal author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America. Professional entomologist employed previously at University of Massachusetts, Chase Studio, Inc., and Cincinnati Zoo; contract work for West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, Smithsonian Institution, and Portland (Oregon) State University.
Author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, Missouri Conservationist magazine, Ranger Rick, Birds & Blooms, Timeline (journal of the Ohio Historical Society). I have contributed to several books as well.
Oregon State University, undergraduate major in entomology, did not receive degree.
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One of the top 50 experts in all categories for AllExperts.com, 2009.
Principal author of the Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, Smithsonian Institution (contract), Cincinnati Zoo (employer), Portland State University (contract), Chase Studio, Inc (employer), Arkansas Museum of Discovery (guest speaker). Currently seeking speaking engagements, leadership roles at nature festivals, workshops, and ecotours.