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

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

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Jason D. Roberts, Contributing Editor
City, state, country:
Somerville, AL USA
Biography:

I'm a lifelong naturalist, and have always loved nature and all its flora and fauna. I took a special interest in insects from a young age (thanks to my dad), and have been collecting and studying insects for over 30 years, with primary focus on Lepidoptera and Vespidae. I've specifically been researching, collecting and studying moths for 26 years, with special interest and research in Catocala, Apantesis and related genera, many of the eastern Ennominae, Sphingidae and Eastern Limacodidae (with particular work on Euclea). For the last few years I've worked heavily with the Geometrid "Grays." My original insect collection that I amassed in the mid to late 80s, was destroyed in a watery basement disaster with only few survivors. So in recent years, along with collecting specimens for my personal collection, for the BOLD database, and cataloging regional lepidoptera annually, I have also taken an interest in photographing insects as well. In regard to Lepidoptera I have raised numerous species, conducted a 2 year research study of Symmerista for diagnostic larval characteristics, assisted in (collection/ID) a university study of Catocala, amongst other avocational entomological endeavors. I also have moderate experience with dissection and examining moth genitalia under magnification for identification purposes, and have created genitalia slides of various Noctuids and Notodontids, and previously work on Euclea. I'm currently the state coordinator for moth data of Alabama on the BAMONA project. I also have a special interest in N.A. Crayfishes. Over the years I’ve collected and studied insects in TN, NC, GA, FL, and my current home in Alabama. I hope to use my decades of experience and independent learning to contribute as much as I can to this site, and I look forward to continued learning from others here as well. I have had the pleasure of contributing images, identifications and/or text to the following publications:
  • "Good Bugs, Bad Bugs" permanent exhibit at Orange County Great Park in Irvine, CA.


Some rights reserved. Licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Educational, personal, and/or non-profit Use: Photos may be freely used for educational, personal, or non-profit use, provided they are credited as copyright J.D. Roberts or Jason D. Roberts with the copyright mark remaining on the image if present, and an email notification of intended use is sent to me.

Commercial Use: No commercial use without permission. If you'd like to publish one of my photos on a website, in a book, or in some other medium for commercial use, then send me an email requesting permission of use with details about the intended use and I'll be more than happy to grant permission, often free of charge, particularly for books and/or magazines, etc.

The exception is that the Moth Photographers Group website has my full permission to freely use any of my images at any time, with proper credit given.

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