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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

Sandhills Hornet - worker - Dolichovespula arenaria - female Wasp from my backyard - Dolichovespula maculata Buried queens? - Dolichovespula maculata male Anthidium? - Dolichovespula arenaria Dolichovespula Alpicola worker (front view) - Dolichovespula alpicola bald-faced hornet? - Dolichovespula maculata A queen of Dolichovespula alpicola - Dolichovespula alpicola - female Dolichovespula 360A 6422 & 6424 7 6427 - Dolichovespula maculata

European Hornet with Bumble Bee Prey - Vespa crabro wasp or hornet maybe (DIN288) - Vespa crabro European Hornet - Vespa crabro - female Wondering if these guys near our home in central NJ are Cicada Killers or something else. - Vespa crabro Nest of European Hornets - Vespa crabro Large fat wasp - Vespa crabro - female Aptly named Giant (European) hornet - Vespa crabro Vespa crabro

Inside of vespula pensylvanica nests (Western yellowjacket) - Vespula pensylvanica Wasp [Vespula maculifrons?] ID Request - Vespula maculifrons Eastern Yellowjacket Queen - Vespula maculifrons - female Vespula squamosa? - Vespula squamosa Downy Yellowjacket - Vespula flavopilosa Yellowjacket? - Vespula maculifrons   - Vespula acadica Vespula ( maybe V. flavopilosa or V. gemanica)? - Vespula germanica

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