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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

Carol DiFiori, Contributor

I have been observing insects and spiders since I was very young. I have no formal education or training in entomology. The digital camera has given me the opportunity to see and record the incredible mini-universe that is all around us and introduce it to others. I love the research involved in identification and to show my macrophotography to acquaintances who would have otherwise never experienced the beauty and wonder of the insect world.

Contributor to since June 11, 2006
Member of Moth Photographers Group
Member of North American Butterfly Association
Member of The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
Member of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Member of National Audubon Society
Contributed moth data to and credited in the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America.

Proud to Have the First Record in Virginia on BugGuide for These Insects and Spiders:

Vella americana -

Spinybacked Orbweaver -
Crab Spider - Bassaniana floridana -
Sergiolus capulatus Ground spider -
Arctosa Wolf -
Castianeira longipalpa -
Filmy Dome -
Ariadna bicolor -
Elaver -
Ground Crab Xysticus punctatus -

Pygmy Chafer -
Big-headed Ground -
Carrot -
Bark Gnawing -
Zebra Longhorn -
Hypasclera dorsalis -
Elytroleptus floridanus -

Bee Fly -
Waved Light Fly -
Robber Fly - Proctacanthus -
Sunflower Seed Maggot -
Megaselia scalaris -
Laphria cinerea Beelike Robber Fly -
Tipula sayi Crane Fly -
Nephrotoma ferruginea Tiger Crane Fly -
Tipula furca Crane Fly -
Tipula longiventris Crane Fly -
Limonia immatura Crane Fly -
Syrphid Fly Palpada -
Syrphid Fly Sphaerophoria -
Common Green Bottle Fly -
Zelia -
Deer Fly, Chrysops flavidus -
Syrphid Fly Allograpta exotica -

Lyric Cicada -
Bothriocera cognita -

Whitecrossed Seed Bug -
Edessa stinkbug (Ascra bifida) -
Bothriocera planthopper -
Stink Bug, Brochymena carolinensis -
Leaf-footed Bug, Leptoglossus clypealis -
Plant Bug, Deraeocoris sayi -
Shield-backed Bug, Pachycorinae -

Horse Guard Wasp -
Green Sweat Bee - Agapostemon splendens -

Lepidoptera -


Little Wood Satyr -
Broad-winged Skipper -
White M Hairsteak -

Rose Hooktip -
Reticulated Sparganothis -
Three-lined Flower -
Orange panopoda -
Pale-banded Dart -
Triton Dagger -
Three-spotted Nola -
Packard's Wave -
Garden Webworm -
Hellinsia Plume -
Sand Wainscot -
Warm-chevroned -
Obtuse Euchlaena -
Pero zalissaria -
Sclerocona acutella -
Somber Carpet -
Meal -
Sparganothis distincta -
Spotted Datana -
Diatraea -
Decorated Owlet -
Dead-Wood Borer -
Pale Gray Bird-dropping -
Dark-edged Eusarca -
Small-eyed Sphinx -
Yellow-headed Looper -
Ironweed Borer -
Grape Leaffolder -
Synanthedon rubrofascia Clearwing -
Sweet Pepperbush Nola -
Small Phigalia -
Black-dotted Brown -
Hollow-spotted Plagodis -
Distinguished Colomychus -
Three-lined Leafroller -
Umber -
Showy Emerald -
White Furcula -
Webbing Coneworm -
Seaside Goldenrod Borer -
Sand dune Phaneta moth - Hodges#3005.2 (Phaneta linitipunctana) -

Definite Tussock Moth Caterpillar -
Distinct Quaker Caterpillar -
Redbud Leaffolder Larva -

Lesser Pine Katydid -

Ichneumon Wasps
Short-tailed Ichneumon Wasp -