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National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

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

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

How do I search my own images?

How do I search my own images? I've tried the advanced search and I must be doing something wrong. For example, I might want to pull up a known species I posted a couple years ago but don't want to go through every page of my images.

Also, is there a way to upload images directly to a guide page if I know the species and want to contribute without wasting peoples' time in ID request?

To search your own images...
1. Navigate to the Advanced Search page (it seems you already know how to do that).

2. Enter your User ID# in the topmost field. Your User ID# is 65910 (which you will see in the URL when you click on the "Your Images" link).

3. In the Taxon ID# field, start typing the name of the bug you're looking for. For instance, start typing Honey Bee or Apis mellifera. A list of possible taxa and their IDs will be displayed. Click on the one you're looking for to select it.

4. Fill out any other desired search criteria and click "Go!" Your images (in this case, your Honey Bee images) will be displayed in the results.

You can post directly to the Guide just as you would to ID request.

1. Navigate to the appropriate taxon (family, genus, species, etc.).

2. Make sure you're on the Images tab.

3. Click on the "add image" link.

4. Complete the submission form and upload your image as usual.

When posting the Guide, please don't guess. If there is any doubt at all, park the image(s) at a higher taxon (genus, family, etc.) pending expert review. Mistakes that aren't caught can be perpetuated as others visit and assume the IDs to be solid.

If any of this is confusing, let me know and I'll try to clarify.


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