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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


Subfamily Vespinae - Hornets and Yellowjackets

D. adulterina in a D. arenaria nest - Dolichovespula arctica - female Bald Faced Hornet - Dolichovespula maculata - female Bald-faced Hornet - Dolichovespula maculata - male overwintering bald-faced hornet - Dolichovespula maculata Maculata nest - Dolichovespula maculata Dolichovespula arenaria reproductive comb - Dolichovespula arenaria Yellowjackets - Dolichovespula arenaria - female Downy Yellowjacket Worker? - Dolichovespula arenaria

Very dirty Vespa crabro queen - Vespa crabro - female European Hornet - Vespa crabro - female Boring insect and damage on fringe tree.  August 2012, Virginia. - Vespa crabro Nest of European Hornets - Vespa crabro European hornet - Vespa crabro - male Beautiful Bee? - Vespa crabro - male European Hornet - Vespa crabro European Hornet - Vespa crabro - Vespa crabro

Eastern Yellowjacket eating a Sphinx Caterpillar - Are those Parasitic Wasps too? - Vespula maculifrons Vespula vidua nest - Vespula vidua Vespula consbrina nest from my attic - Vespula consobrina Wasps - vespula maculifrons? - Vespula maculifrons Eastern Yellowjacket - Vespula maculifrons - female Vespula pensylvanica ? - Vespula pensylvanica Vespidae: Vespula germanica - Vespula germanica - female Vespula Queen? - Vespula squamosa - female

WASP NEST MUSEUM WASP NEST MUSEUM Sandhills Hornet? Queen? Wasp nest