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Charley Eiseman, Contributing Editor
Full name:
Charley Eiseman
City, state, country:
Northfield, MA, USA

I recently completed the self-published e-book Leafminers of North America. I also write a mostly bug-themed blog, called BugTracks, and am the lead author (with help from Noah Charney) of Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates (Stackpole Books, 2010). This is a guide to nests, burrows, egg cases, cocoons, feeding sign, and so on. If you want me to see a photo, it is best to post it either to ID Request or anywhere under Unidentified Tracks, Sign, and Other Mysteries. Entomology is a hobby for me; I make my living by conducting ecological inventories and wildlife surveys (usually this means I'm looking for and identifying vascular plants and terrestrial vertebrates). Listed below are a few BugGuide "articles" (more like summary pages) that I maintain: In my work with leafminers and gallmakers, I come across a lot of undescribed species. Here are some specimens I have reared that have been used as holotypes or paratypes in describing new species:

    Some rights reserved. Licensed under a Creative Commons License.

    Please let me know if you are using my images--I'm interested to know how they are being used (and do not want them used in ways that portray insects as pests), and I might want to link to them from my website. My copyright notice (© Charley Eiseman) must appear along with the image, and my name should link to my website ( as I have done here.
    Some other places my BugGuide images have cropped up:
    The Cantharidae of Eastern Canada and Northeastern United States
    Moth Photographers Group (also these)
    Staphylinidae of Eastern Canada and Adjacent United States
    Tree of Life

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    Guide pages submitted by this contributor