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Upcoming Events

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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Elliott Gordon, Contributing Editor
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Elliott Gordon
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

I'm mostly a plant identifier on iNaturalist (especially Penstemon). Right now, my main use of this account is to upload pictures of species not previously documented in New Mexico or on bugguide. Most pictures come from my home garden, which has more than 100 species of native plants attracting and supporting nearly 200 species each of Lepidoptera and Hymenoptera. I may also post interesting specimens that I encounter as an entomological volunteer at the University of New Mexico Museum of Southwestern Biology Division of Arthropods.