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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

David Kleiman, Contributor
City, state, country:
Thornhill, Ontario, Canada

I am high school science teacher (biology and chemistry). I've always had a passion for nature and for teaching. From a young age, birds captured my attention which seeded my love for nature. Combining this love with my travels,and with photography ultimately led me (in a rather round about way) to bugguide. With such a well organized, accurate and fun forum to learn insect taxonomy, a new passion has flourished.

Thanks to all who contribute to bugguide, particularly those experts and self made experts who have dedicated so much time and effort to make this website truly wonderful.