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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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Chad Edgar, Contributor
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Chad Edgar
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Morgan Twp, Ohio

I have been working in aquatic ecology for the last decade or so; mostly dealing with benthic macroinvertebrates. However, having an inquisitive mind and some obssesive compulsions...I took to learning as much about natural history as possible. I also enjoy taking pictures. So 'da guide is a fun place for me to both share my knowledge and photography when I can and receive help when I need it.

The only picture I have been lucky enough to get published (and it was shot with a digital point and shoot!):

Some others: