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Upcoming Events

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

Unidentified Insect 145 - Helophilus hover fly - Helophilus Large black fly - Copestylum comstocki wasp-mimic fly - Spilomyia alcimus Syrphid - Xylota Yellow and Black Bog Fly! - Helophilus syrphid with a snozz - Rhingia nasica - male Copestylum apiciferum? - Copestylum apiciferum

odd fly - Microdon abditus Fly - Microdon globosus syrphid larva - Microdon Larvae ? - Microdon Syrphid? - Rhopalosyrphus guentherii unknown dipteran - Microdon Microdon--abditus or globosus? - Microdon Hover Fly - Microdon

Fly for ID - Sphaerophoria Unknown Fly - Syrphus - male Bird Hover Fly - Eupeodes volucris - Eupeodes volucris - male Toxomerus marginatus - female small fly - Toxomerus marginatus Syrphidae - Platycheirus Wasp Mimic - Chrysotoxum flower fly

Unidentified Larvae and Puparia ? Larva Larva Caterpillar Syrphid fly larva?  Syrphid fly larvae on fennel Syrphidae pupa?