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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

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Ray Fisher, Contributing Editor
Full name:
Ray Fisher
City, state, country:
Fayetteville, AR, USA

I'm an entomologist at the Mississippi Entomological Museum, based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, studying arthropod diversity, evolution, and natural history. Although I am trained as an acarologist, my interests are broad and current projects involve velvet mites and water mites (Parasitengona), American purse-web spiders (Atypidae: Sphodros), and Ozark ants. That said, I am fascinated by natural history in general and am able to offer help with other arthropods, such as spiders, parasitic Hymenoptera, lower flies, aquatic insects, and terrestrial crustaceans.

I am in need of velvet mite specimens from many regions, so if you find some and wish to help out, please let me know.