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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

Patrick Murray, Contributor
Full name:
Patrick Murray
E-mail address:
pat_sarge_45@yahoo.com
City, state, country:
Lewisville, TX, USA
Biography:

I'm a life-long insect enthusiast who has a knack for systematics. My exotic insect collection consists of over 250 different species and includes beetles from every continent except Antarctica. Purdue University is my alma mater, and as an undergrad, I tutored friends on the football team and other student athletes in Entomology. Photography has become one of my biggest hobbies, and thus I specialize in photographing insects and aquarium fish.

I was born in Louisville, Ky., and grew up in southern Indiana. It was in this area of the country that I photographed the early bulk of my insect species.

As an on-site project manager for a conveyor systems integrator (2014-2015), work took me from Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, Ind., to New Castle, Del., Philadelphia, and also the Los Angeles area.

I currently work as a product application engineer, and I reside in the Dallas area, in Texas, the best state in the country!