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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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Kyhl Austin, Contributing Editor
Full name:
Kyhl Austin
E-mail address:
kyhl.austin@gmail.com
City, state, country:
Honolulu, HI, USA
Biography:



I am originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I graduated from Davidson College in 2018 with a B.S. in biology and from Cornell University in 2020 with an M.S. in entomology where my thesis focused on the Archipini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) of the Caribbean. I am now a Ph.D. student at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa where I am focusing on developing molecular tools to identify imported tortricids of agricultural importance as well as working on the taxonomy and systematics of native Hawaiian tortricids.

Moths are my primary interest, but I would like to become a more well-rounded naturalist. I also enjoy rock climbing, basketball, ultimate frisbee, and pretty much all kinds of music.

New taxa photographed for BugGuide:


New taxa identified for BugGuide


Want a real challenge? Here are some of my "most wanted" moths. These ones have stumped me, but I continue to puzzle over them. If you recognize any of them, please let me know.
Signature:
Kyhl Austin