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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

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Hemileuca hualapai
Hemileuca hualapai
Salero Ranch, E of Tubac, 4300 ft elev, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
August 17, 2014

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee  or  Brownbelted Bumble Bee  - female
Rusty Patched Bumble Bee or Brownbelted Bumble Bee - Female
Toledo, Ohio, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
June 27, 2017
I would like some help here. I would like this image to be the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis), but it could easily be Brownbelted Bumble Bee (Bombus griseocollis) on our
Butterfly Weed (Asclepias Tuberosa) patch in Toledo, Ohio Lucas county
41° 38' 4.692" N 83° 39' 41.85" W
6/27/2017 11:37:06 AM

Solid silver abdomen, spider in pa
Solid silver abdomen, spider in pa
Allentown (Eastern PA), Lehigh Valley County
June 17, 2017
Size: Around half an inch

Moth
Moth
Pennington, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
June 27, 2017
Size: 26 mm WS
Came to light at night.

spider062817JUS
spider062817JUS
Owings Mills, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
June 28, 2017

Iridopsis?
Iridopsis?
Chatsworth, Los Angeles County, California, USA
June 28, 2017

Chrysops species?
Chrysops species?
southern Adirondack Mts., Saratoga County, New York, USA
June 26, 2017
This fly landed on the outside of a second floor window. I was on the inside so could only take ventral photos. I think it may be a Chrysops sp., family Tabanidae, but finding ventral photos of Chrysops to help with species ID is difficult. Please verify my ID and, if possible, add the species. Thanks.

(Debris in photo is pollen on the window.)

Blister Beetle Look-alike?
Blister Beetle Look-alike?
Richmond, Contra Costa County, California, USA
June 26, 2017
Size: Approx 2" long
I thought this was a Blister Beetle, but does not display characteristics. Husband found a number of these while digging in the garden - says they were all underground. He caught 3, and they were very aggressive with each other - chasing & looked like they were trying to sting with their tails (doesn't look like a stinger though, more like pincers.) He saw white liquid come out of the pincers, and they died a few hours later, so we assume at least poisonous to each other.
I want to know if it is poisonous to humans / animals - we have young children, and small pets. Thank you!

moth062717JUS
moth062717JUS
Owings Mills, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
June 27, 2017

Unknown Spider
Unknown Spider
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
June 23, 2017
Size: 2/3 inches

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