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Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

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

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

Nick Richter, Contributor
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Nick Richter
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I am a laboratory analyst with FDA in Irvine, CA. My specialty is finding extraneous materials (insects, hairs, glass, fecal material) in food. In my spare time, I love to get outdoors and just walk around looking for things to photograph that interest me. Lately this has been insects and spiders. I recently purchased 2 excellent new Canon macro lenses which are helping me realize my long-held dream of macrophotography. I have also done photography of wild birds and mammals. I completed the coursework for a master's degree in entomology in 1985.