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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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Joel DuBois, Contributing Editor
Full name:
Joel DuBois
City, state, country:
Las Cruces, NM

I'm an grad student at Louisiana State U. who has a passion for Acmaeodera (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). I also have interests in Cassidinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), Zopheridae (Coleoptera), and Pentatomidae (Hemiptera), as well as a few other scattered genera, such as Anatis and Euphoria.

I try to give a bit more information about the observations I post in the descriptions. I have found reading others' descriptions here to be a) really fun and informational and b) very useful in finding the species myself. I do my best to tell a bit about all the buprestids I collect, throwing in an anecdote or two, in hopes of inspiring more people to go out and collect some themselves!