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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

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Hypoprepia miniata?
Hypoprepia miniata?
Solitaire Ridge Nature Preserve, Waukon, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA
August 15, 2017
Size: ~15 mm
1 of 2 images of this specimen.
Numerous on rocky ground of dry native prairie on steep, south-facing hillside. Possibly Hypoprepia miniata? See bottom row of photos on this page for the species from Moth Photographers Group website.

Unidentified Underwing on UV sheet
Unidentified Underwing on UV sheet
London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada
August 17, 2017
Size: wingspan ~2.5 in
I didn't get a shot of the hind wings, but they were bright orange.

Tarantula - Aphonopelma chiricahua - female
Tarantula - Aphonopelma chiricahua - Female
Portal/Cave Creek Ranch, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
August 17, 2017
Size: 555 x 423
Tentative ID based on location, Cave Creek Canyon in Chiricahua Mountains.

Ambush Bug - Phymata pacifica?
Ambush Bug - Phymata pacifica?
Benewah Lake, Benewah County, Idaho, USA
August 20, 2017
2 of 2 images of this specimen.

Ambush Bug - Phymata pacifica?
Ambush Bug - Phymata pacifica?
Benewah Lake, Benewah County, Idaho, USA
August 20, 2017
1 of 2 images of this specimen.

Fly
Fly
Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
August 20, 2017
Found on rocky shore of Gloucester.

Sand Wasp
Sand Wasp
Crab Orchard Lake, Williamson County, Illinois, USA
August 20, 2017

Butterfly
Butterfly
Crab Orchard Lake, Williamson County, Illinois, USA
August 20, 2017
2 of 2 images of this specimen.

Butterfly
Butterfly
Crab Orchard Lake, Williamson County, Illinois, USA
August 20, 2017
1 of 2 images of this specimen.

Caterpillar cluster on tree trunk
Caterpillar cluster on tree trunk
Point Pelee National Park, Windsor-Essex, Ontario, Canada
August 20, 2017
Lasiocampidae?

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