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See Moth submissions from National Moth Week 2023

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

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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Kai Joaquin, Contributor
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Kai Joaquin
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Polymer engineer/chemist in the Austin, TX area, originally from Seattle, with a background in chemical engineering, nanotechnology, and biomedical engineering.

Lifelong naturalist: started with arthropods and marine inverts in elementary school and went from there. Texas Master Naturalist (Lost Pines chapter, class of 2017), volunteer with Travis Audubon.

I'm evangelical about citizen science and am a heavy iNaturalist user, currently the admin of the iNaturalist project for Travis Audubon's Baker Sanctuary. Passionate about science and natural history museums and the role they play in engaging the public with the natural world.