BugGuide was conceived by Troy Bartlett
. John VanDyk took over as maintainer in February of 2006. Here's a picture of them both together
from the 2011 BugGuide Gathering.
Please do not email images directly to John for identification; because of the volume of email he receives he is unable to reply to individual requests for identification.
Rather, upload the image(s) on the ID Request page
If you are a member of the media and wish to use an image from BugGuide, please understand that individuals uploading images to BugGuide retain the copyright to those images. Thus, you will need to contact the photographer (not John) for copyright permission. You can find the photographer's contact information by clicking on the copyright statement at the lower left of each BugGuide image.
Bugguide is supported by Iowa State University Entomology.