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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

Mr. Johan Maertens, Contributor
Full name:
Mr. Johan Maertens
City, state, country:
Branchburg, NJ, USA

Many insect pictures photographed with Nikon D40 with manual 60 mm Nikor macro lens; aperture priority, set as high as possible.
Light sensitivity automatic.
lighting natural, exception for house intruding bugs and night time where camera flash was used.
Several cropped from original, jpeg to jpeg.

Locality for all pictures - unless specified - in/at my home: half acre wildflower meadow/woodlands + man made structures = my house in suburban development.

All insects are photographed in their natural environment.
I do not capture insects for better ID or pictures.
My trade-offs are poorer quality pictures and more difficulty with identification.

My purpose is to record occurence wildlife on my property: plants and animals to share with others.