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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

I have a question

I have no idea of how to see what the experts think of what animal or flying thing I submitted.

It is a pretty low quality image
so it may take some time, sorry. People tend to focus on well-cropped in-focus images first. Insects are difficult enough to ID even when you have that. While you wait you may want to take a look at Sphecius speciosus - Eastern Cicada Killer as a place to start. But we can't say with any certainty that's what it is, sorry.

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Ok Well............
How long do you think it will take to get a response sorry but I'm new here

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