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Marci Hess, Contributing Editor
Full name:
Marci Hess
E-mail address:
mhess5599 AT
City, state, country:
Lafayette County, WI

I do ecological restoration and as part of this, have become interested in understanding more about the insects that are part of this system. I'm proud to have put "Wisconsin on the map" for a number of insects and will continue my education of insects. I would like to see host plants listed along with the insects and when I find them on a plant, I note that, although it could merely be a plant they were resting on. So much to learn, so little time!!
Marci Hess