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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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Lance Fly?
Lance Fly?
Geode State Park, Henry County, Iowa, USA
April 23, 2017
Size: 6 mm

green fly
green fly
Van Buren WA, Van Buren County, Iowa, USA
April 21, 2017
Size: 9 mm

Unknown Wasp
Unknown Wasp
North Liberty, Johnson County, Iowa, USA
April 19, 2017
Size: 12 mm

Beetle - Chrysomela knabi
Beetle - Chrysomela knabi
Hamburg - Kernsville Dam, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
June 2, 2012
On low foliage during daytime. Adds Berks County PA to BG data.

Brown Bug with Black Markings
Brown Bug with Black Markings
Ashburn, Loudoun County, Virginia, USA
April 25, 2017
Size: 1/2 inch
I found this bug upside down (dead) in my kitchen sink. Just trying to figure out if I need to call an exterminator. Any idea what it is?

Altica?
Altica?
Chatsworth, Los Angeles County, California, USA
April 25, 2017
Size: about 3mm
2 of 2 images of this specimen.

Altica?
Altica?
Chatsworth, Los Angeles County, California, USA
April 25, 2017
Size: about 3mm
1 of 2 images of this specimen.

Mystery House Guest
Mystery House Guest
Bristol, Virginia, USA
April 25, 2017
Size: 2 cm
2 of 2 images of this specimen.

Mystery House Guest
Mystery House Guest
Bristol, Virginia, USA
April 25, 2017
Size: 2 cm
1 of 2 images of this specimen.
This rather calm wasp came into our house today, and was totally fine with being lifted up (on the piece of paper), and relocated outside.

No Clue..., please help identify
No Clue..., please help identify
Oswego, NY , Oswego County, New York, USA
April 25, 2017
Size: a bit over 1"
Found under bark on a tree. This is a first for me, I love the seemingly scally "dragon" look. I am suspecting maybe not fully grown? Can anyone help identify this, I really appreciate it!

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