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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

Kyhl Austin, Contributing Editor
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Kyhl Austin
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Ooltewah, TN, USA

I was born and raised in Ooltewah, Tennessee, a suburb of Chattanooga.

I am currently a junior at Davidson College, where I am the sole student working in the entomology lab. For the past three years I have been working on curating and digitizing our small insect collection (~6500 specimens). Eventually the entire collection (data+images) will be available on SCAN. In my free time I collect insects (mostly moths) on the Davidson College Ecological Preserve.

I have a broad interest in entomology, with a particular interest in the taxonomy, systematics, distribution, and hostplants associations of moths. I have experience collecting and photographing moths in Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, and North Carolina.
Kyhl Austin