Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Giving Tuesday

Do you use BugGuide? Please consider a monetary gift on this Giving Tuesday.

Your donation to BugGuide is tax-deductible.


Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
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


Keith Bayless, Contributing Editor
City, state, country:
Raleigh, NC
Biography:

I received my doctorate in Entomology and Biotechnology from North Carolina State University in 2016. I am interested in all flies, particularly Tabanidae and acalyptrates. My Master's project involved morphological and molecular phylogenetic studies of horse flies, especially the tribe Diachlorini. I have continued research interests in the biodiversity and evolution of horse flies.

I am interested in getting/borrowing/trading for specimens of Tabanidae preserved in ethanol or frozen, particularly the smaller North American genera, e.g. Anacimas, Merycomyia, Microtabanus, and others, and odd species of the more diverse genera such as Chrysops hyalinus, Silvius philipi, Tabanus cymatophorus, Tabanus daedalus, Tabanus dietrichi, Tabanus fratellus, Tabanus venustus, etc. If you contact me, I would love to identify non-Nearctic Tabanidae.

I am also interested in fresh material of Northern Heleomyzidae, Pallopteridae, and Piophilidae.