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BugIdentifier, Contributor
City, state, country:
Illinois, USA

Also on iNat: @thecicadadude

I am a kid in middle school with an interest in nature and insects. I try to help people with IDing bugs, although I may not always be correct. Also, I like to post images of species I find in my yard. I have a large experience in Syrphid flies (credit to Bill Dean for getting me interested in them!) and Tabanids. I also have some experience in planthoppers and water bugs.
Thanks to all of you who have taken the time to ID my photos!

Some firsts for the state I was in(MI, IL, NE):

My favorite find(s):
The cool fly squad that I’ve known for 10+ years

In the event that you would like to use one of my images, comment here:
with what you would like to use the image for. I check the pic almost every day that I am online. I will almost definitely permit you to use the image, but it depends on the content that the image will be used in/for

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