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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

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.