Jonathan Leeming - Author, Professional Speaker and Conservationist. Great educator in the field of scorpions and spiders. An unique human with a wicked sense of humour.
Dr. Art Evans - Entomologist, author, lecturer, photographer, and broadcaster. Has a inordinate fondness of beetles!
Dr. Heather Campbell - Post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Pretoria. Highly skilled entomologist, taxonomist, myrmecologist and all round awesome person. Known by her friends as The Ant Lady.
Dr. Charles Haddad - Entomologist, taxonomist, lecturer, great teacher, and spider genius. Is a new species magnet.
John Steward - Budding philanthropist, conservationist, and compassionate human being. Founder of Wild Tomorrow Fund.
Dr. Ian Engelbrecht - Invertebrate conservation scientist and former chairman of the Spider Club of South Africa. A champion of scorpions and an expert in Baboon spiders.
Dr. Stephen A. Marshall -Director of the University of Guelph Insect Collection, taxonomist and author. Stephen really likes flies!
Clinton Wright - Ecologist, conservationist, conversationist and awesome husband. Specialises in lions and African wild dogs and makes a mean cup of coffee.
Philip Jordaan - Herpetologist and pretty decent bloke. Great supporter of entomology, but I suspect it has more to do with reptiles having food in the wild.
Tembe Elephant Park - my former home and the best place to see Nephila komaci. .
Ndumo Game Reserve - my current violin spider infested home and a reserve with stunning wetlands and spiders galore.
Phinda Private Game Reserve - One of the most well run reserves in Africa with unique sand forest vegetation
Brazil - my beautiful home country.
Field Guide to Insects of South Africa (Picker, Griffiths, and Weaving) - The best book for budding entomologists in South Africa
Insects: Their Natural History and Diversity: With a Photographic Guide to Insects of Eastern North America (Marshall) - A must for entomologists of north America. In the field photographs and wonderfully researched.
Scorpions of Southern Africa (Leeming) - A great start into the world of scorpions.
Field Guide to the Spiders of South Africa (Dippenaar-Schoeman) - The most comprehensive spider field guide in South Africa
Flies: The Natural History and Diversity of Diptera (Marshall) - More than 2000 colour photographs and includes all the fly families in the world, a need for every collection.
Beetles of Eastern North America (Evans) - Just an excellent book all round.
Research, monitoring, and reporting on South Africa's biodiversity and formulates best practice management strategies
Invertebrate Specialists Group Facebook page.
What's Bugging You? - The science backed musings of world renowned coleopterist Dr Arthur V. Evans. Includes links to a variety of top class insect identification sites and blogs.
The Smaller Majority - A photoblog with excellent photography and science by orthopterist Piotr Naskrecki.
Beetles in the Bush - A superb blog by Ted MacRae focusing on beetles
Insetologia - Excellent Brazilian website for identification of arthropods with English translation option.
iSpot Southern Africa - A wonderful site to explore Southern African biodiversity and get help with identifications.