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

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

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


Family Belostomatidae - Giant Water Bugs

Giant waterbug or Abedus herberti 5th instar East Turkey Creek - Abedus herberti Abedus herberti hatching - Abedus herberti - male Giant Water Bug - Belostoma lutarium Belostoma sp. - Belostoma - male Abedus immaculatus Giant Water Bug (Lethocerus americanus)  ??? - Belostoma Not a Giant Water Bug, but obviously related - Belostoma

Big Bug - Lethocerus americanus Beetle? - Lethocerus uhleri Belostomatidae: Lethocerus americanus? - Lethocerus americanus Water bug - Benacus griseus Giant Water Bug - Benacus griseus - female Lethocerus americanus Beach Bug - Lethocerus uhleri Taber bug - Lethocerus americanus