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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
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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

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Philip Chaon, Contributing Editor
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Philip Chaon
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Cleveland Heights, Ohio, US

I am 19 and live in Cleveland. I originally started out studying birds. However I was soon introduced to Odonata by Larry Rosche who wrote the field guide on Dragonflies for North East Ohio. I soon branched out into Butterflies and eventually began volunteering in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. I am trying to learn as much as I can there and I am working on identifying backlogged Odonata . My most recent project is making a guide to the Katydids of Ohio with Ethan Kistler.