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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

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Woodland Skipper butterfly
Woodland Skipper butterfly
Derby, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
June 28, 2017
Size: About 1 inch (2.5 cm)
I believe this is the Woodland Skipper butterfly (Ochlodes sylvanoides), but it seems to be east of its normal range.

Snipe fly ? - Rhagio
Snipe fly ? - Rhagio
LaBagh woods Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
June 24, 2017
Size: 7mm
Looks like snipe fly but I had no expirience

My first Tarantula!
My first Tarantula!
Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USA
June 26, 2017
This monster came out while I was backlighting in my backyard. I assume it was coming to eat the dog. Judging by the fact that it was apparently traveling, I'm guessing it's a male. Any ideas what I've got here? Is this what males of the desert blonde tarantula look like?

House Centipede
House Centipede
Mar Vista (90066), Los Angeles County, California, USA
June 28, 2017
Size: About an inch or so
I found this bug running on the wall in my apartment. I found out that what this bug is and they are usually active at night.

Egg sac on tree
Egg sac on tree
Mount Airy Arboretum , Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
June 28, 2017
Not sure if eggs are OK for this site, but I would really like to know what laid these anyway.

Bee fly - villa ?
Bee fly - villa ?
LaBagh woods Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
June 24, 2017
Size: 8mm
I think its villa

Green bug?
Green bug?
Gills Rock, Door County, Wisconsin, USA
June 28, 2017
Size: 1/2"

Green bug?
Green bug?
Gills Rock, Door County, Wisconsin, USA
June 28, 2017
Size: 1/2"

Fruit fly ?
Fruit fly ?
LaBagh woods Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
June 24, 2017
Size: 6mm
Think its a fruit fly but didn't find exact much checking the guide

Blackheaded budworm - Acleris variana
Blackheaded budworm - Acleris variana
47.997207, -67.684455, New Brunswick, Canada
June 27, 2017
3 of 3 images of this specimen.

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