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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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C. L. Goforth, Contributing Editor
Full name:
C. L. Goforth
City, state, country:
North Carolina, USA

I am currently employed at a natural history museum as the head of citizen science. My research areas include the physiology and behaviors of the giant water bugs and flight behaviors of dragonflies. I also have extensive experience in aquatic entomology and in using insects as indicators of water quality in streams and lakes, particularly in the arid southwest. I am particularly passionate about aquatic insects - they hold a warm, happy place in my heart! Insects never cease to amaze me and I am thrilled that I will be able to spend my life studying and observing them.
Chris Goforth
The Dragonfly Woman