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Brad Ensing, Contributor
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Brad Ensing
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Jenison, MI, United States of America

Sales manager by day, but lifelong entomologist at heart. I have been enthralled by insects most all of my life (especially lepidoptera) About 3 years ago I got back into it rather heavily and do quite a bit of collecting and photographing. I teach a couple yearly classes at our local nature center on Butterflies/Moths and Caterpillars of Michigan. I also head up the facebook site "Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars of Michigan" where we help residence identify as well answer questions. I also sit on as an admin to Caterpillar Identification of North America as well as BAMONA.

Over the past year, I have found more interest with cicindela beetles as well.

Married, 2 beautiful daughters :)
Brad Ensing