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Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

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Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

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margarethe brummermann, Contributing Editor
City, state, country:
Tucson, Arizona, USA

Born and raised in Dortmund, Germany. MS and PhD from Ruhr-University Bochum and Max-Planck-Institute Bad Nauheim in Zoology/Zoophysiology. Entomological survey of Beech forest in NRW Germany. Research and teaching (comparative physiology) at University of Trondheim, Norway, UoF, Gainesville, UoA, Tucson.
Second carreer as a full time painter since 1995.
2010 Department of Entomology at the UoA Tucson

Currently working on a photo-atlas of the Coleoptera of Arizona.
If you have an interesting AZ beetle, I would love to borrow it for a photo!
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