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Discussion of 2018 gathering

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

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

Janson Jones, Contributor
Full name:
Janson Jones
City, state, country:
Ormond Beach, Florida, United States

A rhetoric & composition monkey with a hankering for the outdoors, biological diversity, natural history, and photography. I'm relatively new to the insect world -- at least from a closer, more-discerning critical perspective. Note: Many of my spottings have been or will be blogged at I draw heavily from the experts at for guidance, as I loathe the idea of incorrectly posting an identification on the blog. If you see an error, please let me know so I can update accordingly! And thank you to all those who give their time to assistance so many of us with identifications. It truly is appreciated from my end of the wires.
~ janson jones