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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

Previous events

Tobias Hays, Contributor
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I am a new graduate student in the Evolutionary Biology Program at San Diego State University where I will be studying patterns of evolution and phylogeography in arachnids. My interests span the evolution of arthropod-microbe endosymbioses, social parasitism in insects, arachnids (especially Linyphiids and Salticids), and Diptera. I like to contribute observations of species that are not yet in the guide or poorly represented whenever possible

All images submitted by me are taken by myself unless otherwise stated. Some of the images are taken using a Leica camera microscope setup, and others were taken using a Lumix digital camera.
If you are interested in corresponding about or making a request for a specimen please email me at

Higher resolution images for most of the specimens submitted here can be found at my Flickr page:
Please ask permission and provide credit if you would like to use an image.