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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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Jerry Armstrong, Contributor
Full name:
Jerry Armstrong
City, state, country:
Winston, GA USA

I have been retired for seventeen years now (2018) from Cobb County Fire Department as an Inspector with the Fire Marshal's Office. Now, however, I am persuing my life long dream as an astronomer, artist and ancient coin collector.
I enjoy taking photographs of insects and basically anything that is small. What the camera sometimes reveals is absolutely fascinating.
I have used various cameras in the past including SLR film cameras such as Practika, and Nikon.
My first digital camera was a Mavica FD83 but only a few photos are in BG from this camera.
The next camera was a digital Nikon D40 with 6.8 megapixels. Almost half of the current photos are from this camera.
Next came the Nikon D40x with 10 megapixels which took most of the remaining photos up until mid November 2010.
Lately I have switched to a Canon EOS Rebel 60Da with 18 megapixels. There is a very big difference in the resolution comparing images taken with my older cameras.