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BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

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

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Eric R. Eaton, Contributing Editor
Full name:
Eric R. Eaton
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

I am a natural history writer and illustrator, principal author of the Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America. 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 and Portland State University. I took up digital photography in March, 2009. Please contact me for contract work, collaboration on a magazine article or other publication or online work. Thank you.
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