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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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Emerald - Somatochlora linearis - female
Emerald - Somatochlora linearis - Female
Ted Stone FP, Cook County, Illinois, USA
June 20, 2015
Size: 2 inches plus
1 of 3 images of this specimen.
Taken in open wooded area above creek. Mocha Emerald?

bee fly with lateral side hairs - Ogcodocera leucoprocta
bee fly with lateral side hairs - Ogcodocera leucoprocta
Bath, Mason County, Illinois, USA
June 20, 2015
Size: 6-8mm
I noted dozens of these tiny bee flies all over the daisy fleabane blooming within the roadside ditch across from the NE corner of Sand Prairie Scrub Oak Nature Preserve.

Heterocampa obliqua
Heterocampa obliqua
Shawnee State Park, Scioto County, Ohio, USA
June 13, 2015
Mothapalooza

bee fly with white rump - Ogcodocera leucoprocta
bee fly with white rump - Ogcodocera leucoprocta
Easton, Mason County, Illinois, USA
June 20, 2015
Size: 6-8mm
I photographed this fly with an open sandy prairie area at Revis Hill Prairie Nature Preserve in southern Mason County. It had been visiting daisy fleabane flowers.

Fly Grooming 1
Fly Grooming 1
Husum, Klickitat County, Washington, USA
June 20, 2015
2 of 2 images of this specimen.
This fly was found on grass by an Aspen grove in a wetland/prairie remnant. Thanks for your dedicated work on BG.

Fly Grooming 2
Fly Grooming 2
Husum, Klickitat County, Washington, USA
June 20, 2015
1 of 2 images of this specimen.
This fly was found on grass by an Aspen grove in a wetland/prairie remnant. Thanks for your dedicated work on BG.

Red beetle with 3 black stripes - Lema daturaphila
Red beetle with 3 black stripes - Lema daturaphila
New Britain, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
June 20, 2015
Thought it might be a red turnip beetle, but it's missing the black spot behind the head.

Acronicta funeralis ? - Acronicta
Acronicta funeralis ? - Acronicta
Shawnee State Park, Scioto County, Ohio, USA
June 13, 2015
Mothapalooza - is this a melanic Acronicta funeralis ? I see one similar on MPG submitted by Bob Patterson.

ex. Morus sp. - Elaphidionopsis fasciatipennis
ex. Morus sp. - Elaphidionopsis fasciatipennis
13 mi. E. Sanderson, Terrell County, Texas, USA
June 15, 2015
Reared from mulberry collected in sept. 2014

black click beetle - Limonius basilaris
black click beetle - Limonius basilaris
Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
May 30, 2015
Size: 5.3 mm
Moist woods, W base Breeze Hill, Blue Hills Reservation. Larger image.