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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

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Clearwing Moth Silhouette

Clearwing Moth Silhouette
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
May 21, 2005
Size: wingspan 13 to 60 mm
Sometimes known as wasp moths.

These are great, Lynette. I especially like that you've done multiple examples for the larger groups, like Noctuidae. I hope you put these in as thumbnails in the identification section of the moths page, with links to the families adjacent, something like:


There are more elegant ways to do this with plain old html, but I'm not sure one can implement them here.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

oh man,
I have a feeling I am about to sound very stupid, but I don't know what the identification section of the moths page is. I am however doing an article with all of the silhouettes on one page.

It's no big deal...
Moth Guide Page currently does not have much there. One could go in and edit the guide page, and insert thumbnails of your silhouettes there. But an article serves a very good purpose as well--a place to go over that stuff with everybody else. Lots of room for comments and multiple drafts. That's a good place for it.

Maybe after everyone has "debugged" your silhouette guide, somebody might put the thumbnails and links on that guide page. Certainly go ahead and do your article--I think that is an excellent idea.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

Now I know what you're talking about. I knew that was there....just didn't call it that, and didn't think about putting images on it. But that's a good idea.

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