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Upcoming Events

Interested in a 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico?

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 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.

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Buford Merle Shepard, Contributor
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Professor Emeritus of Entomology, Clemson University, Coastal Research and Education Center (CREC), 2700 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC. Former Director of CREC, Head of the Entomology Department at the International Rice Reseach Institute. Vice President of the Carolina Gold Rice Foundation, Chairman of the Agriculture Committee for the Agricultural Society of South Carolina, directed the Ph.D./M.S. programs for 25 graduate students. Field of interest: Biological control of insects, integrated pest management and insect pollinators. Published over 160 refereed papers and 7 books.