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Upcoming Events

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

Photos of 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

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Mike Boone, Contributor
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South Carolina, US

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I'm a software developer with an interest in photography and nature. I contributed the data mapping function to BugGuide and hope to expand its capabilities in the future.

I'm not a bug expert but I try to be careful with IDs. My main interest is moths. I recently helped move Moth Photographers Group to a database-based architecture.

I currently shoot with a Canon 20D, 100mm macro lens, and accessories.

I created a BugGuide-style site for birds: Please stop by if you are looking to ID birds or have some photos to share.

Some of my favorite shots:

All of my bug images on BugGuide with dimensions of 560x560 pixels or less are released under the
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 License. Images larger than 560 pixels in either dimension and any images containing people are All Rights Reserved.

All of my text posted to this website is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 License.

For attribution, please include my name and a link to the BugGuide page that contains the image or text. If you use any of my text or images under one of the Creative Commons licenses, I would appreciate notification and a link-to or copy of the content.

Contact me for uses outside the bounds of these licenses. Also contact me for higher resolution images, as most of my images on BugGuide have been scaled down. Please do not contact me about identifying your photos or adding your region to a BugGuide map. Instead, post your images to ID Request and it will all happen automatically! Thanks.

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