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Information about the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, 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

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


John Young, Contributor
Full name:
John Young
City, state, country:
Madisonville, KY, USA
Biography:

I am a lifelong herpetology hobbyist who has recently expanded my interests in naturalism to include “backyard” entomology. I first became interested in entomology when I photographed a strange looking bug on my back porch. While researching the bug on the internet I found my way to bugguide.net and quickly received a positive ID. The specimen turned out being a robber fly (Laphria grossa). Since that time I have been hooked on bugguide.net! I am now working on a project with my 13-year-old daughter to photograph and catalog all the bug species we find in our backyard. Our insect life-list continues to grow every day through the indulgence and generosity of the experts on bugguide.net!