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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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Allen Boatman, Contributor
Full name:
Allen Boatman
City, state, country:
Tampa, Florida

I have been enamored with insects for quite some time, and I am always enthused when I see/photograph something I haven't come across before. With insects, their eating habits, the mode of transport, the textures, colors, etc. are so varied and complex that they are always new and always an adventure.

Thak you for all the identities you all have helped me with and those yet to be made.

-BS in Environmental Horticulture from University of Florida.
-Instructor of Horticulture in Jail system of Hillsborough County (HCSO) since March 1998.
"What makes things baffling is their egree of complexity, not their sheer size..." - Martin Rees

Mr. Allen M. Boatman
Instructor of Horticulture
Falkenburg Road Jail
520 N. Falkenburg Road
Tampa, FL 33619
Office (813) 744-5676
Fax (813) 744-5652