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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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Zachary Dankowicz, Contributing Editor
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Maryland, United States

Based in the Washington D.C. area.

I'm particularly fascinated by true flies (Diptera), but also interested in true bugs (Hemiptera) and beetles (Coleoptera). I'm always looking to branch out further!

Refer to the Field/Photo ID Guide for Flies that @edanko and I maintain to learn how to identify your favorite species (with an emphasis on Syrphidae)! If you have suggestions or want to contribute/help make a guide, reach out to us!

My iNaturalist profile