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Josiah Gilbert, Contributor

I'm an amateur without a formal education in entomology.

Although I find insects in general interesting, my focus is on Lepidoptera.

I collect insects, and have an insect collection of several thousand specimens, the majority being moths and then butterflies.

Research interests include Speyeria adiaste (I'm endlessly searching for more colonies in SLO County!) and a general survey of the butterflies of SLO County, with the ultimate aim of writing a paper on the regional fauna.

Favorite groups include: Lycaenidae, Pieridae, Sphingidae, Saturniidae, Erebidae, Speyeria, Proserpinus, and Saturnia.

I have been one of the CA moth coordinators on the BAMONA project since the summer of 2013. I do all moths, but I'm usually more comfortable working with macro moths. I also help with the NV moths and occasional caterpillars on the BAMONA project.