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BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from 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

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Ben Coulter, Contributing Editor
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Interests are myriad and expanding, but these are a few favorites: Carabidae (ground beetles, tiger beetles), other Coleoptera, Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies), Orthoptera, Lepidoptera, Diptera (especially Asilidae, Syrphidae, Calliphoridae, and Tachinidae), Hymenoptera (especially social species), Salticidae (jumping spiders), Lycosidae (wolf spiders), Pisauridae (nursury web and fishing spiders), and many more. I have strong interests in digital photography, scientific illustration, ornithology, botany, and evolution.

A few photographic highlights:

A nonexhaustive collection of BugGuide first species records:

"When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all." - E. O. Wilson