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Upcoming Events

Interested in a 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico?

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 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.

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Bob Patterson, Contributing Editor
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(no rsvp, thanks) I usually post that as a comment when I offer an identification of a moth. It is my way of asking you not to merely reply with a "thank you" note. Doing so generates an email to me and I simply can't open 20-50 BugGuide automated emails each day, and follow up on them to see whether someone had a valid question or error correction. Please reserve comment for important stuff and help cut down on the proliferation of unnecessary email volume. Thank you.
Bob Patterson
Moth Photographers Group