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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

Laura P., Contributing Editor
City, state, country:
Gloucester County, NJ
Biography:

I have been a contributing editor for BugGuide specializing in spiders since August 2012.

If you've arrived at this page because I've moved your ID request to "Spiders (Araneae)" it is because other people experienced in IDing spiders look there, it is not intended to be an oobliette for unidentifiable spiders. :)

If you've arrived at this page because I have "frassed" your photo, please don't take it personally. Frassed photos are pictures that are not needed for the Guide and will be deleted in 30 days. I am not a good photographer and can appreciate how difficult it can be to take a picture of a spider. Sometimes quality is not the issue, sometimes the Guide just already has hundreds of similar examples of the same spider. If I've frassed your photo and there is a reason for it to remain in the Guide just leave me a message on the frassed photo.

I am still an amateur at IDing spiders and am constantly learning something new. I enjoy sharing what little I do know with others and helping to bring understanding and appreciation to creatures that are so often misunderstood.