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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

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

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Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps

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Large Carpenter Bee - Xylocopa virginica - female Cuckoo bee - Triepeolus lunatus Another bee - Halictus ligatus - female Green  ? whatever - Agapostemon - male Give A Wave - Bombus ternarius - male Leafcutter? - Megachile perihirta - male Apis mellifera? - Apis mellifera - female Andrena - Andrena wilkella - male Plasterer Bee - Colletes simulans - female Green-eyed (Melittid) bee - Hesperapis

Thread-waisted wasp for California in August - Ammophila wasp - Sphex nudus - male - female Sphecidae - Chlorion aerarium Thread-waisted Wasp - Podalonia Very small B&W wasp - Clitemnestra bipunctata Nysson Wasp - Nysson tristis - female aphid wasp - Pemphredon Wasp aggregation - Ammophila

Ant? - Pseudisobrachium I have NO idea! - Dryinus crawfordi Cuckoo - Caenochrysis wasp - Goniozus - female Wasp? - Holepyris Open pupa - female Chrysidid - Chrysis Chrysis sp. - Chrysis

Queen Ant - Prenolepis imparis - female Carpenter Ants with Larvae - Camponotus Ponera pennsylvanica? - Ponera pennsylvanica - female Carpenter Ant? - Camponotus pennsylvanicus Texas Red Imported Fire Ant major worker - Solenopsis invicta Odorous ant, genus Technomyrmex relative? - Dolichoderus taschenbergi Carpenter Ant [=Camponotus chromaiodes?] ID Request - Camponotus chromaiodes Ant

Tarantula Hawk? - Pepsis Tarantula hawk - Pepsis spider wasp - Episyron Velvet Ant - Dasymutilla - male Pompilid? - Auplopus Hemipepsis ustulata - female Nocturnal Mutillid 2 - female Notocyphus dorsalis arizonicus, larva devouring tarantula - Notocyphus dorsalis - female

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