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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

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Superfamily Phryganeoidea

Caddisfly - Lepidostoma sommermanae Lepidostomatidae, genus Lepidostoma - Lepidostoma Brachycentrus appalachia Caddisfly - Banksiola caddisfly larva - Ptilostomis caddis - Lepidostoma - male caddisfly 3 - Ptilostomis Phryganeidae?
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies)
Suborder Integripalpia
Infraorder Plenitentoria
Superfamily Phryganeoidea
135 spp. in 17 genera of 3 families in our area, >710 spp. in ~50 genera of 7 families worldwide(1)(2)(3)
all 3 families represented in NA have holarctic + Oriental distributions and encompass between them 94% of the global fauna of the superfamily; of the remaining 4 tiny families 2 are Australian, one Afrotropical, and one E. Asian(3)