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Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide 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.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Bob Carlson, Contributing Editor
City, state, country:
Alexandria, Virginia

Note: Bob passed away early in 2017.

Degrees in Forestry & Forest Entomology from University of Michigan. Did postdoctoral work studying Ichneumonidae with Henry Townes from 1967 through 1969. Worked for Systematic Entomology Laboratory covering Ichneumonidae from 1969 to 1980, when I took an assignment at the ARS Asian Parasite Laboratory in Japan to work on obtaining natural enemies of immigrant pests in the USA. Moved APL to Korea in 1982. Returned to SEL in 1985, working at first on computer support with identification duties as well. Later became head of the Communications & Taxonomic Services Unit, from which position I retired in January, 2007.