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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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Robyn Waayers, Contributor
Full name:
Robyn Waayers
E-mail address:
Robyn Waayers
City, state, country:
Julian, California, USA

I grew up on the east coast and have been fascinated by nature since those early days. I have lived in California since 1977 and have a Master's degree in ecology. I am a biology instructor at three San Diego County community colleges, primarily teaching general biology, human anatomy and human physiology. My main interests are insect observation, collection and photography. I also enjoy birding and general nature observation.

I maintain a beetle-related web site, "Beetles of the Cuyamaca Mountains":,
and I have a nature-oriented blog relating to the San Diego County mountains, and elsewhere, at:
Robyn Waayers