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Upcoming Events

Interested in a 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico?

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

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

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

Discussion, 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

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Previous events

ForumTopicsPostsLast post
Any topics consistent with the mission, shown at the top of every page, of this website.
69183275726 Jun 2022 - 7:46pm
by Dee Shea Himes
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.)
882273026 Jun 2022 - 10:31am
by Hexapoda
Discussion of specimens which may be misidentified in the guide.
63518516 Jun 2022 - 10:22am
by BugIdentifier
If you need an additional guide page created for a certain taxon, ask the editors for it here.
2088542222 Jun 2022 - 8:54am
by T. Hedlund
Check status, report problems, or suggest improvements.
1386895815 May 2022 - 2:09pm
by ColoradEO
Create and edit articles here for subsequent publishing to the 'Articles' section of this website.
181267113 Jun 2022 - 7:23pm
by BugIdentifier
For discussion about which classifications we should follow within the guide.
533298021 May 2022 - 10:13pm
by john and jane balaban
Photography drives this web site. Discuss equipment and techniques here.
406281011 Mar 2022 - 10:09am
by Guy A. Hanley
Anything related to nearctic spiders.
440175713 May 2022 - 3:21pm
by Laura P.
For discussion of the more humble kind of Lepidoptera.
354129125 Jun 2022 - 2:16pm
by George Smiley
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).
4740225 Jan 2022 - 6:20pm
by Silas J. Eckhardt
Sometimes you need to rear to identify. Discover and document life cycles!
5025313 Apr 2022 - 5:44pm
by Hexapoda
Report spam here for our illustrious team of spam-zappers.
5178218 Jun 2022 - 7:00pm
by Ron M.
Announcements for and discussion among BugGuide's contributing editors.
24217344 Mar 2022 - 10:18pm
by bdagley
Remembering those who have put time and effort into the Guide.
31083 Jan 2022 - 9:12am
by A.W. Thomas