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Interested in a 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico?

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 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.

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Kevin Williams, Contributor
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Kevin Williams
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Sacramento, CA, USA

I finished Ph.D. on velvet ant systematics at Utah State University in 2012, then moved on to a post-doc in Curitiba, Brazil for 9 months, and afterwards to curator and insect identifier at the Florida State Collection of Arthropods in Gainesville. Now I'm back home in northern California working for CDFA, where I identify molluscs, lower insect orders, true bugs, and all sorts of Hymenoptera. I'm most comfortable and most enthusastic with IDs of mutillids or other solitary stinging wasps.