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Upcoming Events

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

Previous events

Jose Hernandez, Contributor
Full name:
Jose Hernandez
City, state, country:
Tulsa, OK

I am a retiree with no background in entomology, or any other biological science. I just want to learn a bit more about the little critters that co-inhabit our world with us. I started photographing "bugs" for the purpose of identification in 2011. After three years of accumulating unidentified and misidentified images, I figure it is time to ask for help from the BugGuide community. Hopefully, I will make some contribution to BugGuide in return.

My equipment consists of a Canon EOS T2i with a 55-250mm zoom lens. I do not have a macro lens. My "close-ups" are from about 3 feet away. It is not the best of equipment to get details of the small subjects.
Added the following in January 2015 to allow closer focus:
1) OPTEKA AF Extension Tube Set
2) Canon 500D Close-up Lens

Created: 4/30/2014
Modified: 4/10/2015