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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

Previous events

Jay Cossey, Contributor
Full name:
Jay Cossey
City, state, country:
London, Ontario, Canada

My Flickr site with ~7,000 images and videos, is updated almost daily.

Please visit my redesigned website at

I've recently published two regional butterfly guides for beginners. Simple, but detailed.
Southern Ontario Butterflies and their Natural History, and
Familiar Butterflies of Indiana and their Natural History.

In 2008 Dr. Paul Hebert (widely considered to be the father of DNA Barcoding) created a position tailored to my skillset at the University of Guelph. My job description included Nature Photography, Imaging Lab Photographer, Graphic Designer and Team Leader of the BIObus Project at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario.
Many thanks to my friend, Dr. Steve Marshall, who introduced me to Paul Hebert, and to Paul for recruiting me to join the team at the University of Guelph.

For more information on the BIObus Project:

More BIObus photographs here:

My portfolio: