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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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Eleanor Caputo, Contributor
Full name:
Eleanor Caputo
City, state, country:
Jackson, ca, usa

I am simply an enthusiast of insects. I am a photographer and shooting the different species is a subject I enjoy. Praying mantis are my favorite. I was lucky enough to find a oothica and I watched it for a season and then it hatched. It was amazing to watch them come out of those tiny holes like little guppy looking things. Then suddenly they were fully extended and a little tiny version of their huge parents.
Eleanor Caputo