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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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Antonio Liberta, Contributor
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I'm a biology lab technician in NYC wanting to become an entomologist and currently pursuing a Masters in Forensics at Pace University. I have only taken a few entomology related classes and most of my experience with insects is from my own personal experience. Currently I am doing research on the diversity of Auchenorrhyncha in Highbridge Park NYC. The goal of this research is to 1) Ascertain the species of Auchenorrhyncha present in one NYC park (including searching for a possibly undescribed species of Coelidia), 2) determine the feasibility of expanding research to other parks and include other insects and 3) determine if through diversity studies in a major port city's urban parks, can aid in discovering the presence of agriculturally and forensically important invasive species, before they become a widespread problem. NYC as urban as one may think has a great many parks chock full of insects which is where most of my pictures come from. I've only in the last few years taken up macrophotography and still in the learning process too. I absolutely love, can't imagine insect hunting with out it!