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Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, 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

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

John Schneider, Contributing Editor
jbsho(removethis)uston (at) sbcgl(removethistoo)
City, state, country:
Houston, Texas

I did birding for many years and still do, but eventually started butterflying and dragonflying and finally watching/photographing all different kinds of insects. I've been a Bugguide contributor since 2008. Thanks to site administrator John Van Dyk, site founder Troy Bartlett, and all the people who provide IDs and keep things running smoothly here.

Recently I've been rearing out nymphs whenever possible, mostly leafhoppers.

Life cycles (mostly partial)

All contributions:

Auchenorrhyncha (leafhoppers, planthoppers, and treehoppers)
Miridae (plant bugs)
Parasitoid wasps
Diptera (flies)
Hymenoptera (ants, wasps, and bees)
Coleoptera (beetles)
Psocodea (barklice)
Thysanoptera (thrips)
Heteroptera (true bugs)
Neuroptera (lacewings, antlions, and allies)
Trichoptera (caddisflies)
Sternorrhyncha (aphids, whiteflies, and other plant-parasitic hemipterans)
Orthoptera (grasshoppers, crickets, and katydids)
Blattodea (cockroaches)