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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

Cicada Killer - Sphecius speciosus What species? - Ammophila Bicyrtes quadrifasciatus? - Bicyrtes quadrifasciatus unidentified wasp - Isodontia Bee or wasp - Cerceris Ground Nesting Bee - Aphilanthops frigidus Square-headed Red-belly (dorsal) - male Large wasp orange legs - Sphex nudus

tiny wasp - Deinodryinus atriventris - male Purple and green metallic bee - Argochrysis Cuckoo Wasp - Parnopes edwardsii - female Wasp or fly - Chrysis angolensis Cuckoo Wasp Bethylid Dryinidae Blue Wasp - Parnopes - male

Camponotus - Camponotus decipiens - male Queen Ant - Formica - female Ant - Myrmecocystus mendax Huge Ant - Camponotus Unknown Ant - Cyphomyrmex rimosus orange ant with banded abdomen and red head - Formica pallidefulva Prenolepis imparis alates? - Prenolepis imparis - male - female mound-building ant - Solenopsis invicta

6007673 Tiphid or male Mutillid? - Myrmosa - male large Velvet Ant - Dasymutilla - female TX -  Spider Killing Wasp? - Poecilopompilus interruptus Pepsis sp - Pepsis pallidolimbata - female Insect - Dasymutilla quadriguttata Dasymutilla nocturna - female Unknown Wasp - Anoplius Pepsis

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