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BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

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

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.

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

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Alexandre E. Belley, Contributor
Full name:
Alexandre E. Belley
City, state, country:
Hillsboro, MO, USA
Biography:

I'm an enthusiastic insect collector and photographer. Over years of experience, insect collecting has become my best hobby, primarily because I like the artistic challenges of displaying specimens. That means my first concern for any insect specimen is to make it look awesome, then I find the scientific data I think necessary; this includes figuring the species of insect, the date, time, and place it was found, etc. (Of course, each individual specimen creates the collection as a whole, which is really what looks cool!)
I have also observed these arthropods in captivity;and(fun fact!) my favorite insect, as far as behavior goes, is the Carolina Mantid(Stagmomantis carolina).
In the area I live, there is a great diversity and population of insects, which is great!
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Alex Belley