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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

Dolichovespula arctica ?? - Dolichovespula arctica - female D. Maculata nest in small Apple tree - Dolichovespula maculata Baldfaced hornet - Dolichovespula maculata - female Yellowjacket - Dolichovespula arenaria - male Unknown - Dolichovespula maculata yellowjacket - Dolichovespula norvegicoides A queen of Dolichovespula alpicola - Dolichovespula alpicola - female Vespula? - Dolichovespula arenaria - female

European Hornet (Vespa crabro) - Vespa crabro wasp or hornet maybe (DIN288) - Vespa crabro Large Bee - Vespa crabro Boring insect and damage on fringe tree.  August 2012, Virginia. - Vespa crabro Nest of European Hornets - Vespa crabro WI051315 - 1 - Vespa crabro Cicada Killer? - Vespa crabro Wasp sp. killing a Dwamp Darner. - Vespa crabro

Wasp [Vespula maculifrons?] ID Request - Vespula maculifrons Downy Yellowjacket - Vespula flavopilosa Late-foraging yellowjacket - Vespula maculifrons - female Eastern Yellowjacket - (Vespula maculifrons) - Vespula maculifrons - female Vespinae ID - Vespula maculifrons Need an id.  Paper wasp or yellow jacket? view 3 - Vespula squamosa Eastern Yellowjacket queen at moth lights - Vespula maculifrons - female  Vespula atropilosa? - Vespula atropilosa

WASP NEST MUSEUM WASP NEST MUSEUM Vespinae queen nest Wasp nest? wasp nest Sandhills Hornet? Queen? Wasp nest Yellowjacket/Hornet Nest