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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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Francesco Vitali, Contributor
Full name:
Francesco Vitali
7a, rue Jean-Pierre Huberty
City, state, country:
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Hello, I was born in Genoa, Italy, on August, 11th 1967.
I graduated in Natural Sciences at Genoa University, Italy and I got my PhD (actually, Dr. rer. nat.) in Biogeography at Trier University (Germany).
The Worldwide Cerambycoidea are my primary interests and the fossil species are my current research focus.
View my list of publications at Some of them can be downloaded free at
Francesco Vitali