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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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Travis Owen, Contributor
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I am an enthusiast, not so much an expert. My primary interest is pollinators, particularly the Hymenoptera. I have a keen interest in anthecology, which is the study of the relationships between plants and pollinators. At its inception, anthecology was in practice a casual form of observational science although the last few decades has seen anthecology move into the lab. I practice more of the former through photography and casual observation, either dedicated or throughout my day to day. I write a blog to share my observations.
-Travis Owen