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Upcoming Events

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

Previous events

Shelly Cox, Contributor
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Shelly Cox
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I am an amateur entomologist. I've had a deep love of nature since I was a small child, especially insects and animals. I work with the Missouri Department Of Conservation as a naturalist, and lead many interprative hikes with school children. I am also a licensed wildlife rehabber in the state of Missouri.A few years ago I became involved as a volunteer with NWF as a Wildlife Literacy Ambassador. I am currently in the process finishing a field guide of Missouri Insects. I work with 4H groups on entomology workshops.I spend every spare minute outside photographing nature. On top of all this I am also a office manager of a local paper, and I have been married for 23 years with 2 wonderful children.
Shelly Cox