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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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Peter Homann, Contributor
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Peter Homann
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Tallahassee, Florida, USA

As a teenager in what was then East-Germany I raised and collected butterflies and moths and now have returned to this hobby with a digital camera. I am a retired professor of plant physiology and in my spare time have been active as an amateur ornithologist (bird bander). As undesirable reminders of age began to limit the pursuit of my birding hobby, learning more about the moths and butterflies at the suburban location of our home in the Florida Panhandle was a welcome new challenge. Indeed, almost all my photos posted in BugGuide were taken at our home and in our yard (≈1/2 acre) the vegetation of which consists of lawn grass, various shrubs and weeds, pine trees, Live Oak, Southern Magnolia and some deciduous trees. Occasionally I explore the patch of mixed woods to the south and the weedy clearings around (regrettably) communication towers.