Thilina Hettiarachchi

Unido: 04.abr.2019 Última actividad: 10.dic.2023 iNaturalist

I'm currently enjoying myself as a Master's student at the Dr. Jason Gibbs's Bee Lab, Department of Entomology, University of Manitoba, Canada, and working on a Taxonomic revision of 𝘓𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘨𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘮 (𝘏𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘴) in western North America (Hymenoptera: Halictidae).

I majored in Applied and Economic Entomology in my B.Sc. (Agric. Tech. and Mgt.) at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

My broad interest is towards most of the fauna and flora, but I have an enormous interest mostly in insects and spiders. As a result of that, I'm documenting these tiny creatures using my macro photography skills. In my undergraduate chapter, I worked with 𝘍𝘪𝘤𝘶𝘴 thrips in Sri Lanka, and afterward, I have been working with wild bees, stingless bees, chrysomelid beetles, and hymenopteran parasitoids of Sri Lanka. Currently, I'm giving more priority to wild bees.

Please ask before using my images (I'll probably say, 'YES'). You have my permission to use my images for any educational use including on citizen science sites and boards as long as you credit me. Citizen science is cool, please don't abuse it.

Find me on Instagram as @bugsnapz

FINALLY, there is a "real fantasy" on our very doorstep, after all!

“Humanity is a biological species, living in a biological environment, because like all species, we are exquisitely adapted in everything: from our behavior, to our genetics, to our physiology, to that particular environment in which we live. The earth is our home. Unless we preserve the rest of life, as a sacred duty, we will be endangering ourselves by destroying the home in which we evolved, and on which we completely depend.” ― E. O. Wilson

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