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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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Leland Searles, Contributor
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Leland Searles
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USACE-certified Wetlands Delineator, Iowa Master Conservationist Intern, field botanist/biologist. Cultural anthropology, PhD, including specialization in ecological/environmental anthropology. Past instructor, Des Moines Area Community College, Drake University, Iowa State University, North Hennepin Community College, University of Minnesota. Former director, Air Quality Program, Iowa Environmental Council.