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Upcoming Events

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

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Rick Miller, Contributor
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I am an English/Humanities instructor at Pamlico Community College in Grantsboro, North Carolina - with a Masters Degree in ESL. I have always been fascinated by the beauty of insects. I grew up overseas in the Philippines, Thailand, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the Republic of Niger. I wish I had had my current camera then! What shots I could have taken! I am a total amateur in the field, but I enjoy the variety of life all around me! This site is a wonderful source of information, both accessible and user-friendly. I learn something new each day from many of the contributors and editors, so my education continues.