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Upcoming Events

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

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

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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Derek Hennen, Contributing Editor
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Derek Hennen
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Recent Ph.D. from Virginia Tech, where I researched Appalachian Polydesmida. I'm currently working on revising the genera Pseudopolydesmus and Nannaria, two widely-distributed genera in eastern North America. My interests are broad, but the group I focus the most time on is the Myriapoda. If you ever have a millipede you'd like identified, feel free to email me and I'll try my best. I'd also love to receive any specimens you collect!