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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
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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

Previous events

Eric R. Eaton, Contributing Editor
Full name:
Eric R. Eaton
City, state, country:
Leavenworth, Kansas, USA

I am a natural history writer, author of Insectpedia (Princeton University Press, 2022), and Wasps: The Astonishing Diversity of a Misunderstood Insect (Princeton University Press, 2021), and lead author of the Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America. I co-authored Insects Did It First with Gregory S. Paulson (Xlibris, 2018). I also write the blog "Bug Eric." I studied entomology at Oregon State University, though did not graduate. I've been employed as an entomologist at the Oregon Zoo, Cincinnati Zoo, and Chase Studio, Inc., plus private contracts with the Smithsonian Institution, University of Massachusetts, and elsewhere. I took up digital photography in March, 2009.
My Flickr Photo Stream with many other nature images.