Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2. Here's how to add your images.

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

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

infalsifable, Contributor
E-mail address:
City, state, country:
Treasure Island, FL

I grew up in Ecuador, SA where I found myself fascinated by exotic bugs during trips to the rainforest. My first camera was a Kodak 120.
Currently using the following equipment:
Canon D-60, 65mm macro lens (1x-5x), Canon Macro Ring-Lite.

It took me a while to get nice shots with good DOF. I started off using a tripod but this just became a pain in the neck to lug around! I finally found that the techniques I learned shooting a target at 300 meteres with a Canadian C-7 rifle (M-16) in basic training worked just as well with shooting free-hand macro shots.