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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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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