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BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

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 BugGuide 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.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

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Kenneth Dwain Harrelson, Contributor
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Kenneth Dwain Harrelson
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Norris City, Illinois USA

In 2007, I spent the entire Butterfly season documenting the species found in White County, Illinois, the county where I live. I noticed available data records were sorely lacking for my county and could only find records for 3 species on the internet. Even print references such as Kaufman's Butterflies of North America is inaccurate in a few instances where my area is concerned! By devoting the entire Butterfly season to this project, there are now indisputable records documenting over 60 different species. It just goes to show that one person can make a difference!

Equipment: Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D Digital SLR, Konica Minolta 18-70mm zoom.
Sony Alpha a230 DSLR.
Sony Alpha SLT-77v DSLR.
Minolta XD11 SLR.
Minolta SRT-101 SLR.
Minolta XG-SE SLR.
Pentax K1000 SLR.
Bell & Howell Auto 35 Reflex SLR.
Sears TLS, Mk. II Slr.