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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
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Upcoming Events

See Moth submissions from National Moth Week 2023

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

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

Previous events

John VanDyk, Publisher & Editor
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John VanDyk
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John VanDyk has maintained BugGuide since February 2006.

Please do not email images directly to John for identification; because of the volume of email he receives he is unable to reply to individual requests for identification.

Rather, upload the image(s) on the ID Request page.

If you wish to use an image from BugGuide, please understand that individuals uploading images to BugGuide retain the copyright to those images. Thus, you will need to contact the photographer (not John) for copyright permission. You can find the photographer's contact information by clicking on the copyright statement at the lower left of each BugGuide image.

BugGuide was begun in 2003 by Troy Bartlett. Here's a picture of John and Troy together from the 2011 BugGuide Gathering.