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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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David J. Ferguson, Contributing Editor
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David J. Ferguson
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se. Valencia County, New Mexico

Grew up in Iowa & Colorado. Schooled at CSU in Ft. Collins. Majored in entomology, but career is in botany. Very interested in phylogeny, taxonomy, and just learning more about insects and plants. Especially interested in Acridoideae, particularly Oedipodinae, and in many groups of Lepidoptera. However, all arthropods are fascinating to me, and it's hard to list all the genera and species that might catch my fancy.

Currently a curator at the Rio Grande Botanic Garden in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
David J. Ferguson