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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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Chris Grinter, Contributing Editor
Full name:
Chris Grinter
City, state, country:
San Francisco, CA

Collection manager of Entomology at the California Academy of Sciences. Assistant Secretary and Asst. Treasurer of The Lepidopterists' Society.

Have previously worked on the Microgastrinae subfamily of Braconids in the Whitfield Lab at the University of Illinois (specifically the rare genus Distatrix).

General specialty in microlepidoptera of the SW, especially the Crambidae genus Hemiplatytes - among other lep side projects.