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See Moth submissions from National Moth Week 2023

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

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

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of 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

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Ethan Friedman, Contributing Editor
Full name:
Ethan Friedman
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City, state, country:
Austin, TX

I am living in Austin, TX as a software developer.

I graduated with a degree in biology from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, with a thesis on the beetle biodiversity (particularly the Alticini) of serpentine barrens in Pennsylvania and Maryland. I remain a collector, as much as I can (working in NYC doesn't always allow the opportunity!), with particular interest in Coleoptera and Lepidoptera.

Of course part of the fun of collecting for yourself is enjoying the marvelous diversity of insects, so I am trying to create a synoptic collection with representatives of as many groups as I can manage.