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See Moth submissions from National Moth Week 2023

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

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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Rob Curtis, Contributor
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Although I specialize in bird photography, I like to try to shoot every living thing I encounter and then try to identify it. Now I have over 5000 species, with over 3000 being Arthropods, which I am concentrating on now. I like to photograph things just where I find them in the natural habitat, disturb them as little as possible and leave them there. I was always interested in insects since early childhood as long as I can remember. It is still rare that when I go out that I don't find new species, only one today, but about 5 yesterday. Such endless diversity! More of my work can be found at INATURALIST BY visiting my iNaturalist submissions.