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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

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Noctuidae: Euxoa declarata? - Euxoa tessellata
Noctuidae: Euxoa declarata? - Euxoa tessellata
Turtle River State Park, Grand Forks County, North Dakota, USA
July 23, 2015
Size: Length ~ 1.7 cm
Hmmm...perhaps this specimen be an example of the Clear Dart (10755). Or perhaps not. If so, its markings seem atypical to me. Expert attention required, no doubt.

Aphodius grub from soybean - Aphodius
Aphodius grub from soybean - Aphodius
Portland, Ionia County, Michigan, USA
June 19, 2013
2 of 3 images of this specimen.
Close up of an Aphodius sp. causing soybean stand loss in 2013.
ID confirmed by H. Russell, Michigan State University Diagnostic Services.

Wasp - Omalus
Wasp - Omalus
Allison Park, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 21, 2015
4 of 4 images of this specimen.

Aphodius grub in soybean - Aphodius
Aphodius grub in soybean - Aphodius
Portland, Ionia County, Michigan, USA
June 19, 2013
3 of 3 images of this specimen.
Aphodius grub in root zone of soybeans in a replanted stand (Grubs wiped out the original planting).
ID confirmed by H. Russell, Michigan State University Diagnostic Services.

Wasp - Omalus
Wasp - Omalus
Allison Park, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 21, 2015
3 of 4 images of this specimen.

Wasp - Omalus
Wasp - Omalus
Allison Park, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 21, 2015
2 of 4 images of this specimen.

Wasp - Omalus
Wasp - Omalus
Allison Park, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 21, 2015
1 of 4 images of this specimen.
Omalus?

Noctuidae: Lacinipolia - Lacinipolia
Noctuidae: Lacinipolia - Lacinipolia
Turtle River State Park, Grand Forks County, North Dakota, USA
July 23, 2015
Size: Length ~ 1.7 cm
Another Lacinipola. I'll have to figure these noctuids out one day this winter.

Noctuidae: Apamea lignicolora - Apamea lignicolora
Noctuidae: Apamea lignicolora - Apamea lignicolora
Turtle River State Park, Grand Forks County, North Dakota, USA
July 23, 2015
Size: Length ~ 2.3 cm
This specimen may be an example of the Wood-colored Apamea (9333).

Sphingidae: Hyles gallii - Hyles gallii
Sphingidae: Hyles gallii - Hyles gallii
Larimore, Grand Forks County, North Dakota, USA
July 23, 2015
Size: Length ~ 4 cm
This specimen may be an example of the Gallium Sphinx (7893).