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Robert Lord Zimlich, Contributing Editor
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Robert Lord Zimlich
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Mobile, Alabama, USA

I am a professional artist, graphic designer and photographer (specializing in Event, Industrial and Maritime photography). Retired as Art Curator of the American Sport Art Museum, I have more time to devote to BugGuide. A veteran birder, I used to frequent Village Point Preserve during lunch. One summer, with only indigenous birds, I started photographing butterflies and dragonflies, which eventually led me to BugGuide. I was so impressed with contributor’s willingness to help newbies. I'm not going to list the endless number of people who are so helpful on a daily basis, but I would be remiss not to acknowledge Lynette Schimming. When I had only 250 images, Lynette suggested I start using the identifier line for tagging for future sorting. Thanks to Lynette, I'm able sort my nearly 9,000 images, as seen below. I have Bob Patterson to thank for his encouragement and sharing his knowledge of moths.

I developed a fascination with psocids on my first sighting of a Cerastipsocus venosus . The first of my many posts of Cerastipsocus herds garnered the envy of psocid specialist, Dr. Diane Young, mentee extraordinaire of Dr. Ed Mockford. It was through Diane, that I got to finally meet Dr. Mockford, already familiar with my Psocids, spending four days in the field with him (see photo, below). He and Diane were able to visit my home when I hosted the 2012 Gathering.

Only Taxa – BugGuide (42)

New Taxa - BugGuide (141)

New Taxa - Alabama (1,445+)

New Taxa - Iowa (12)

New Taxa - Georgia (4)

Moths (630+ unique)

Butterflies & Skippers (44 unique)

Beetles (370+ unique)

Weevils (25 unique)

Leafhoppers (106+ unique)

Planthoppers (53 unique)

Treehoppers (22 unique)

Psocids (36+ unique)

Syrphid Flies (8 unique)

Ichneumon Wasps (38 unique)

Dragonflies & Damselflies (20 unique)

Springtails (11 unique)

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