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Upcoming Events

BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

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 BugGuide 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.

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

Previous events

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Any topics consistent with the mission, shown at the top of every page, of this website.
6786319475 Aug 2021 - 12:32pm
by Jerry Wilson
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.)
839257129 Jul 2021 - 10:03am
by john and jane balaban
Discussion of specimens which may be misidentified in the guide.
616180127 Jul 2021 - 12:17pm
by BugIdentifier
If you need an additional guide page created for a certain taxon, ask the editors for it here.
205553015 Aug 2021 - 10:54am
by Liam Wolff
Check status, report problems, or suggest improvements.
137188774 Aug 2021 - 8:59pm
by John VanDyk
Create and edit articles here for subsequent publishing to the 'Articles' section of this website.
167253928 Jul 2021 - 8:26am
by T. Hedlund
For discussion about which classifications we should follow within the guide.
507285927 Jul 2021 - 9:44pm
by Jonathan Hoskins
Photography drives this web site. Discuss equipment and techniques here.
405280223 Jun 2021 - 7:39pm
by Robbie Keene
Anything related to nearctic spiders.
43317401 Aug 2021 - 3:52pm
by john and jane balaban
For discussion of the more humble kind of Lepidoptera.
33712395 Aug 2021 - 7:57am
by A.W. Thomas
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).
473993 Aug 2021 - 7:12am
by Jonathan Hoskins
Sometimes you need to rear to identify. Discover and document life cycles!
4120731 Jul 2021 - 11:48pm
by R. Berg
Report spam here for our illustrious team of spam-zappers.
4875113 Jul 2021 - 4:52pm
by Ron M.
Announcements for and discussion among BugGuide's contributing editors.
23416344 Aug 2021 - 2:06pm
by Zachary Dankowicz
Remembering those who have put time and effort into the Guide.
21058 Jul 2021 - 8:32am
by Chuck Sexton