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

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

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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Joe Girgente, Contributor
Full name:
Joe Girgente
City, state, country:
Blacksburg, VA
Biography:

I'm currently a Master's student at Texas Tech where my project aims to understand the cause of size variation in Hylogomphus geminatus across the Apalachicola drainage. I hold a B.S. in Wildlife Conservation, another in Mechanical Engineering, and a minor in Entomology, all from Virginia Tech. I focus primarily on insects, specifically aquatic macroinvertebrates and have worked in aquatic entomology labs since 2019. I'm a Stroud Society for Freshwater Science certified taxonomist for family-level aquatic macroinvertebrates of the east coast (US) and certified to the genus level for EPT in that region as well.

I also enjoy birding and herping and have worked as a shorebird technician on the Eastern Shore of VA and as a Golden-winged Warbler and Cerulean Warbler technician in West Virginia. Most of my free time is spent traveling and photographing birds and insects wherever I go.

See my Instagram for nature pictures: @Joes_Outdoor_Adventures
Or my iNaturalist profile here: iNat

Most of my images submitted here are to fill holes in BG data - often for new state records.

New BugGuide Taxa:


Arkansas BugGuide state records:

Coleoptera


Texas BugGuide state records:

Neuroptera


Coleoptera


Hymenoptera


Lepidoptera


Diptera


Hemiptera


Scorpiones


Araneae


Trombidiformes


Virginia BugGuide state records:

Ephemeroptera


Plecoptera


Odonata


Trichoptera


Neuroptera


Mecoptera


Lepidoptera


Orthoptera


Coleoptera


Hemiptera


Hymenoptera


Psocodea


Diptera


Strepsiptera


Zygentoma


Diplopoda


Amphipoda


Acari


West Virginia BugGuide state records:

Ephemeroptera


Odonata


Neuroptera


Lepidoptera


Orthoptera


Coleoptera


Hemiptera


Hymenoptera


Diptera


Araneae


Opiliones


Diplopoda


Kentucky BugGuide state records:

Hemiptera


Pennsylvania BugGuide state records:

Odonata


New York BugGuide state records:

Coleoptera


Diplopoda


New Jersey BugGuide state records:

Diplopoda


Alabama BugGuide state records:

Odonata


Coleoptera


Diptera


Tennessee BugGuide state records:

Odonata


Coleoptera


Hymenoptera


Vermont BugGuide state records:

Coleoptera


Arizona BugGuide state records:

Hymenoptera


Odonata


New Mexico BugGuide state records:

Lepidoptera


Odonata


Hymenoptera


Psocodea


Diplopoda


Colorado BugGuide state records:

Coleoptera


Orthoptera


Mississippi BugGuide state records:

Plecoptera


Coleoptera


Odonata


Megaloptera


Mantodea


Diptera


Florida BugGuide state records:

Ephemeroptera


Trichoptera


Megaloptera


Neuroptera


Odonata


Coleoptera


Diptera


Georgia BugGuide state records:

Trichoptera


Coleoptera