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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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David Bygott, Contributor
Full name:
David Bygott
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Tucson, AZ, USA

I've had a lifelong interest in insects ever since my childhood in rural England, but my zoology degree led me to study large mammals in Africa. I lived in Africa for nearly 30 years, doing research, education, interpretive displays, writing, illustrating, publishing, and safari guiding, together with my wife Jeannette. We moved to a cohousing community in Tucson in 2003 and immediately wanted to learn more about the rich variety of arthropods we met here. I take my insect photos with a Canon SD10 and a Canon A620, both of which perform very well. You can find some of my other animal pics on