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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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alaimins, Contributor
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Degree in Horticulture focused in natural resources. Since 2017 I've been re-establishing aquatic and terrestrial native plant species. I started seriously tracking insect diversity in 2020. As I have continued naturalizing the property, I record what shows up which I will continue to do until I can't.
I've recently been attempting to compile what I have into data, which has been mostly filled with face-palms, deleting/starting over, resting my forehead on my desk groaning, or staring off into space.

If anyone can recommend books on aquatic entomology, including textbooks, hurl them in my direction. Any other books on entomology, or specific insects, would be great. It also doesn't matter if they're from my part of the country or even the U.S.

Huge thanks to everyone for the ID help or confirmation.
Cross posted links are added to submissions.

Books that might be of interest:

-­­­­­­ Aquatic Entomology: The Fisherman's and Ecologists' Illustrated Guide to Insects and Their Relatives, W. Patrick McCafferty
- Insects: Their Natural History and Diversity 2nd Edition, Stephen A. Marshall
- Essential Entomology: An Order-by-Order Introduction, George C. McGavin
- Bumble Bees of North America, Paul Williams: Robbin Thorp, Leif Richardson and Sheila Colla
- Garden Insects of North America 2nd Edition, Whitney Cranshaw and David Sheltlar
- Beetles of Eastern North America, Arthur V. Evans
- The Book of Beetles, Patrice Bouchard

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