uston (at) sbcgl(removethistoo)
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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.
A lot of my photos, especially those in the field, are taken with a Canon Powershot+Raynox DCR250 using the onboard flash. Others are taken with a Canon DSLR, MP-E 65mm lens, and diffused twin flash. Eventually, I started using the twin flash with the Powershot/Raynox, as well.
Recently I've been rearing out nymphs whenever possible, mostly leafhoppers.
(leafhoppers, planthoppers, and treehoppers)
(ants, wasps, and bees)
(lacewings, antlions, and allies)
(aphids, whiteflies, and other plant-parasitic hemipterans)
(grasshoppers, crickets, and katydids)