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Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

Calendar of Events

The following events may be of interest to BugGuide members.

Events in 2017

March 24/25, 2017
2017 Day of Insects, Ames, Iowa

Note: the Day of Insects will feature a two-hour BugGuide workshop on Friday, March 24 led by John VanDyk and Laura Jesse of the Iowa State University Department of Entomology and the Iowa State University Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, respectively.

July 22-30, 2017
National Moth Week

Events from 2016

April 9, 2016
2016 Day of Insects, Ames, Iowa

July 23-31, 2016
National Moth Week

Events from 2015

March 28, 2015
2015 Day of Insects, Ames, Iowa (three BugGuide-related presentations on the roster!)

April 18-20, 2015
The Northeast Natural History Conference, Springfield, Massachusetts.

June 12-14, 2015
Mothapalooza!, West Portsmouth, Ohio. Mothing, diurnal field trips, workshops, keynote presentations and camaraderie.

July 10-12, 2015
2015 BugGuide Gathering in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin

July 17-26, 2015
Spiders and Their Relatives, Southwestern Research Station in Portal, Arizona. Field identification, taxonomy, ecology and behavior, utilizing the rich and intensively studied spider fauna found in the Chiricahua Mountain area of southeastern Arizona. Also hunt for other arachnids frequenting the area including scorpions, solpugids and whip scorpions.

July 18-26, 2015
National Moth Week

October 17, 2015
Hokie BugFest, Blacksburg, Virginia
The fifth annual Hokie BugFest will feature a live Bug Zoo, a haunted Bug House, luminescent bugs, games, crafts, and eye-catching exhibits. Bug enthusiasts can admire a giant bird-eater tarantula, try on a beekeeper’s suit, observe a live silkworm exhibit, and learn all about bed bugs. This is a fun and educational event for the entire family.

November 15-18, 2015
BugGuide Poster presented at the Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting