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BugGuide poster at 2015 ESA meeting

Monday and Tuesday I was at the 2015 annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America in Minneapolis. Laura Jesse and I presented a poster on BugGuide and spent much of the day talking to people who stopped by the poster.

There is a lot of love for BugGuide out there! You can view the poster as a PDF here:

BugGuide: Past, Present and Future

Great poster!
Yay! My Phymata eggs made it. This is a fine example of what Bugguide is good at. It made it possible to get in touch with a specialist interested in the eggs. I sent him the specimen. The funny thing is that only parasites emerged from them. Actually, this is even more interesting because even less is known about parasites. So they were sent to still another specialist. Unfortunately, I didn't hear the end of this story. I bet that a paper came out of it.

This also shows that anybody, just anybody, can discover something unique. Everybody, keep submitting photos!

Looks awesome
Can't wait to see the new data maps! Are the colors based on frequency?

The BISON map is a heatmap based on frequency.

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