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Upcoming Events

See Moth submissions from National Moth Week 2023

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

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

Previous events

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Any topics consistent with the mission, shown at the top of every page, of this website.
70443363523 Sep 2023 - 12:50pm
by Guy A. Hanley
If you have suggestions on how to improve a specific guide page, post them here for editors to review. (For general discussion of Guide Pages, use the Web Site Problems and Suggestions forum.)
934286524 Sep 2023 - 2:42pm
by Solomon Hendrix
Discussion of specimens which may be misidentified in the guide.
651188919 Sep 2023 - 11:04pm
by C
If you need an additional guide page created for a certain taxon, ask the editors for it here.
2166558116 Sep 2023 - 1:04pm
by Bennett Alexander Grappone
Check status, report problems, or suggest improvements.
1420908119 Sep 2023 - 5:46pm
by David Moll
Create and edit articles here for subsequent publishing to the 'Articles' section of this website.
188271920 Sep 2023 - 10:26pm
by David Moll
For discussion about which classifications we should follow within the guide.
559309624 Sep 2023 - 2:08pm
by Solomon Hendrix
Photography drives this web site. Discuss equipment and techniques here.
411283524 Sep 2023 - 5:39pm
by Guy A. Hanley
Anything related to nearctic spiders.
45017794 Sep 2023 - 7:31am
by vmb1321
For discussion of the more humble kind of Lepidoptera.
374134127 Aug 2023 - 3:34pm
by john and jane balaban
Concerted efforts to identify and photograph all of our species for a particular group of bugs. NOT for identification requests (use ID Request for that).
4840827 May 2023 - 3:18pm
by Jonathan Hoskins
Sometimes you need to rear to identify. Discover and document life cycles!
9140724 Sep 2023 - 8:26pm
by C
Report spam here for our illustrious team of spam-zappers.
5688519 Sep 2023 - 3:29pm
by Ron M.
Announcements for and discussion among BugGuide's contributing editors.
25117817 Sep 2023 - 9:13am
by john and jane balaban
Remembering those who have put time and effort into the Guide.
511920 Aug 2023 - 3:35pm
by Peter W. Messer