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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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Zack Saavedra, Contributor
City, state, country:
Amarillo, Texas, USA

Greetings to all those who have found their way to this page!

Born and raised in Amarillo, I've been a major wildlife enthusiast my whole life. Thanks to WT, I'm on track to achieving my ultimate goal of becoming a wildlife biologist. I'm a graduate student currently researching arachnid community diversity at Yoakum Dunes, a relatively new WMA in the western Panhandle for my thesis.

Though all forms of wildlife fascinate me, my favorite vertebrates are birds. As for invertebrates, my interest in arachnids began, not surprisingly, with the arachnology course I took as an undergraduate. I have a soft spot for spiders in particular, but I find all arachnids attractive.

I've been working with/identifying arachnids for several years now and learning a wealth of information about them all throughout that time frame.

I have recently taken up the hobby of photography in order to capture images of all the amazing invertebrates out there, as well as contribute to the guide as much as I can.

I'd be more than happy to allow others, be they researchers or otherwise, to use my images, provided I am contacted beforehand.