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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

Edward L. Ruden, Contributing Editor
Full name:
Edward L. Ruden
E-mail address:
rudenbz001@yahoo.com
Contact:
rudenbz001@yahoo.com
City, state, country:
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Biography:

I'm a physicist by profession and an amateur insect collector. I've been collecting since 1974, mostly in Ohio, California, and New Mexico, where I've lived. One of my areas of expertise is optical diagnostics. I often post high resolution images of arthropods down to the millimeter range and below using an automated stacked imaging system that I designed and built.

I generally use Markup to provide a link in my image remarks to the full resolution image as submitted. It is at an address made available to the contributor when logged in by clicking the image. Please note Creative Commons terms for use.