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Steve Scholnick, Contributor
Full name:
Steve Scholnick
City, state, country:
Rockville, MD

Please feel free to frass any of my images that aren't worth saving. I'd like to express my gratitude to the people who donate so much of their time and expertise to helping newbies like me on BugGuide.

Maryland insects I've photographed that are ID'd on BugGuide are posted to the Maryland Biodiversity Project.

(Sizes are estimated using one of two "methods":
For outdoor photos and some taken indoors, I use a curve fitted to the data from reproduction ratio vs. distance table that came with the macro lens and the # of pixels covered by the bug. Tests against a ruler show that the estimates are ±10% with accuracy varying along the distance range.
For indoor photos where I remembered to measure the insect, they're photographed against a millimeter scale ruler)

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