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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

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Family Syrphidae - Syrphid Flies

ET for California in January - Eristalinus taeniops - male Syrphid on Sumac - Eristalis transversa - male Yellow and black ABC_9916 - Copestylum vittatum Unknown Drown Fly - Copestylum haagii Drone fly, Eristalis ? - Eristalis dimidiata Wooly Fly 2 - Brachypalpus femorata Syrphid - Tropidia quadrata

Microdon Adult - Microdon lanceolatus Microdon (Microdon) sp. - Microdon Hover Fly - Rhopalosyrphus ramulorum - male Fly ID Request - Microdon Please help us to identify this guy. - Laetodon Hourglass Fly - Rhopalosyrphus guentherii Is this even an arthropod? Pupa? - Microdon

Is this a Soldier Fly? - Dioprosopa clavata tiny fly - Allograpta obliqua - male Syrphid ID - Syrphus torvus - female Syrphid fly - Lapposyrphus lapponicus - male hoverfly - Toxomerus geminatus fly on tansy ragwort - Platycheirus - male - female Q Hover Fly  - Ocyptamus fuscipennis unknown Bee/Fly - Toxomerus geminatus

Unknown Caterpillar Flower fly larvae eating ant guarded aphids Syrphid larva Green Lacewing Larvae Larva Larva Larva Syrphid larva?