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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

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Michael Hughes, Contributor
Full name:
Michael Hughes

I have always been fascinated with the natural world, and I especially have an interest in species that are underappreciated or go unnoticed. I'm currently pursuing a master's degree in wildlife biology. My thesis is focused on the population dynamics of gars in tributaries of the middle Mississippi River. Gars are hated/persecuted fishes, but play crucial roles as apex predators. They really are incredible fishes!

Feel free to frass any photos I post that may not be useful for the ID guide.