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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

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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:


Texas BugGuide state records:

Coleoptera


Hymenoptera


Scorpiones


Virginia BugGuide state records:

Ephemeroptera


Plecoptera


Odonata


Trichoptera


Neuroptera


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


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


Colorado BugGuide state records:

Coleoptera


Orthoptera