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Upcoming Events

Interested in a 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico?

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 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, 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

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

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Dustin Lofland, Contributor
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Dustin Lofland

Bio Nerd. Loving the little beetles these days but it's hard to ignore the moths that swarm you while looking for the beetles. :)

Been independently working to compile current insect biodiversity profiles for several sites in California. As well as donating my time to the BLM for sites that have yet to have any entomological surveys.

Degreed in Biology and Environmental Sciences. Focused on marine biology and herpetology while in school, working in both marine mammal and herpetology labs. Now I apply my skills to aquaculture coral and run a company that installs extravagant reef aquariums.

Entomology is my passion that helps keep me from burning out on biology at work.