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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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Family Syrphidae - Syrphid Flies

Eristalis tenax? - Eristalis - female Fly? - Helophilus lapponicus - female Is this Copestylum avidum? - Copestylum avidum - female Syrphid, Temnostoma alternans? - Temnostoma alternans - male - female Syrphid? - Lejops lineatus Drone Fly? - Eristalis transversa Sphecomyia nasica - male Syrphid fly - Meromacrus draco

Fly - Microdon globosus Adult - Microdon lanceolatus Syrphid Flies Genus Microdon - Microdon syrphid - Microdon abditus Mixogaster breviventris fairly small squat Fly - Microdon? - Microdon Microdon - Microdon globosus Syrphid? - Microdon

Syrphid Fly - Eupeodes - male Pretty flower fly on Eriogonum - Scaeva pyrastri 9036084 syrp - Melanostoma mellinum - male Toxomerus - Toxomerus occidentalis hoverfly - Platycheirus Fly sp. - Eupeodes Flower Fly?  - Toxomerus geminatus Syrphid - Toxomerus jussiaeae

Syrphid ovipositing - female Unknown larva 2 - Red-Wiggler worm colony ? Syrphid larva resembles Hymenoptera pupa -- under dry dead wood Orange-striped something Larva Syrphid larva?