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Greg W. Lasley, Contributing Editor
Full name:
Greg W. Lasley
City, state, country:
Dripping Springs, Texas, USA

Note: Greg Lasley passed away January 30, 2021.

I am a retired law enforcement officer, now full time freelance wildlife photographer, amateur entomologist and all around nature geek. I have 40+ years experience in birding and have led tours for Victor Emanuel Nature Tours in many areas of the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America and Antarctica. In 2000, I expanded my nature photography interests beyond birds and became fascinated with dragonflies and damselflies and thus have spent the last decade or so chasing those critters. A number of my odonate images will be found in Paulson's odonate guides as well as "Dragonflies of Texas" by John Abbott due to be published in 2015. My web site (link above) will have a lot of my photography posted for anyone interested. I worked for several years curating odonate specimens as a volunteer in the insect collection at the University of Texas under Dr. John C. Abbott. I have traveled extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to photograph and collect odonates. I am a layman, but have a fair amount of experience with North American odonata and am willing to offer IDs from time to time. I have an interest in robber flies, tiger beetles, butterflies and moths, and other critters as well. I am one of the folks who vets records (South-Central U.S.) on and I'm also active on