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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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William H. Taft, Contributor
Full name:
William H. Taft
City, state, country:
DeWitt, MI, USA
Biography:

Retired Aquatic Biologist for State of Michigan. Started collecting clearwing moths in 1968. Discribed Sesia spartani with Tom Eichlin in 1988. Published "A Guide to the Clearwing Borers (Sesiidae) of the North Central United States" North Central Regional Publication No. 394, Updated March 2004, and Synanthedon bolteri (Sesiidae)in Michigan J.Lepid.Soc. 59(4)235-236. Currently collecting moths in Arizona, New Mexico & Western U.S. for the Michigan State University insect museum where most of my specimens are donated.