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Upcoming Events

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

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

Ben Gray, Contributor
Full name:
Ben Gray
City, state, country:
Cary, NC

I am a molecular biologist who had the good fortune of marrying an entomologist. Mostly I work with an old Minolta SRT-101 film camera, but some of my pictures are taken digitally as well. (Later...) Well, I've gone 90% digital, it's just so much nicer to be able to take as many pictures as you'd like. Picked up a Canon digital SLR body and a converter to allow me to use my old Minolta lenses with the Canon body. A highly recommended setup, you can pick up the Minolta lenses MUCH more cheaply on, say, ebay, than Canon lenses and the converter costs about $30.