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Steve Morris, Contributing Editor
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I am somewhat recently (2017) retired from Indiana Department of Natural Resources where I held the position of Director of Division of Outdoor Recreation. Early on in college I took a course titled "Terrestrial Habitats" that started me on the road to plant, bird, and insect identification. While I am curious of all things I come across in nature, I have become especially intrigued with moths. Species found in Indiana kept me busy for a while, but since retiring I have started to travel all over the United States in search of moths I have yet to see.

The learning curve on this venture has been awfully steep and I am no where near the crest, but I have come a long way thanks to the contributors and experts at BugGuide and Moth Photographers Group. The Lepidoptera groups that I am most experienced with include Geometridae, Noctuoidea and Pyraloidea. I am pretty passionate about the mission of BugGuide and hope my contributions will further this mission.
Steven P Morris