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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 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


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IDPH entomologists accept specimens (insects, spiders, ticks, etc.) for identification from Illinois residents.

1 Submit specimens in leak-proof, crush-resistant containers. If possible, do not tape or glue specimens.
2 Certain specimens (e.g., ticks, insect larvae) should be in 70% ethanol or isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol.
3 Mail specimens in crush-proof containers (plastic vials, med/specimen bottles, boxes, etc.) sealed inside plastic bags.
4 Specimens will be identified, but not tested for the presence of pathogens or disease.
5 Most specimens are identified and a written report mailed the same day they are received.

ADDRESS TO:
IDPH - Environmental Health Division
ATTENTION: SPECIMEN IDENTIFICATION
525 W. Jefferson
Springfield, IL 62761
http://www.idph.state.il.us

House Centipede- Scutigera coleoptrata
Thanks for the ID! I find these in my house in Wash. DC. I figured they were predatory, so have never harmed them. They are larger than your 1.2 inches. They grow to 2 inches (plus!) body length (not coun ting legs). Problem is my cats eat them (in 20 years have not had roaches until now!) They must be tasty.

 
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