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Upcoming Events

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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John L. Richards, Contributor
Best way to contact me is through the e-mail address.
Phone #: 801-793-4666
City, state, country:
South Jordan, Utah, USA

I am a Family Physician living in South Jordan, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City. I have belonged to the Utah Lepidopterist's Society for 30 years. Specializing in moths, especially the Sphinx moths of Utah (Sphingidae), I enjoy rearing and photographing lepidoptera of all kinds. I am also a nature photographer and enjoy sharing my images with others. Father of 4 and grandfather of 10, I enjoy this beautiful world God has created for us.
John L. Richards