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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

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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Dorothy E. Pugh, Contributor
Full name:
Dorothy E. Pugh
E-mail address:
dorothypugh AT
City, state, country:
Durham, NC

Amateur nature photographer studying biodiversity in a city within a large metro area. Most of my subjects are very tiny, such as leaf beetles, true bug nymphs, aphids, very young spiders, hoppers, springtails, and unusually small wasps and flies. As development in my area increases in breadth and depth, I see fewer species but am always searching for unusual habitats to give me new perspectives.

I greatly appreciate the ID help others have given me here. I acknowledge these people on my website 1) in descriptions of the animals they've provided IDs for and 2) on a general acknowledgements page.