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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

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Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

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Shannon Bowley, Contributor
City, state, country:
Renton, Washington State, USA

I'm a 24 year old arachnophobe turned arachno-addict with an insatiable curiosity regarding the jumping spider genus Phidippus. I also love other large and interesting true spiders and am enjoying the hobby of learning more about these amazing 8-legged critters. I am seriously considering going to school to become an arachnologist one I figure this is kind of a good way to keep myself in that mindset.

I also enjoy learning about other invertebrates and spend a good chunk of my day browsing articles and poking around outside for something new and interesting to discover. I'm trying to contribute what I've learned here on bugguide because I love this site!