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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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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.