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Upcoming Events

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


Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps

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Large Carpenter Bee - Xylocopa virginica - female Cuckoo bee - Triepeolus lunatus Another bee - Halictus ligatus - female Green  ? whatever - Agapostemon - male Give A Wave - Bombus ternarius - male Leafcutter? - Megachile perihirta - male Apis mellifera? - Apis mellifera - female Andrena - Andrena wilkella - male Plasterer Bee - Colletes simulans - female Green-eyed (Melittid) bee - Hesperapis

Hunting on Anise: Cerceris? - Cerceris Wasp - Didineis nodosa - female Unknown wasp? - Sphecius grandis Colorful Wasp - Cerceris bicornuta Sand Wasp? - Bembix Large wasp - Sphex tepanecus - male Stizoides like pattern Crabronidae - Ectemnius

Another Micro - Laelius Cuckoo Wasp - Chrysis cessata - female Probethylus sp. - Sclerogibba talpiformis Wasp Cuckoo Wasp - Chrysis Cuckoo wasp? - Omalus Cuckoo Wasp - Hedychridium Chrysis sp. - Chrysis

ant - Tetramorium immigrans Formicidae - Pogonomyrmex occidentalis - female unknown ant False Honey Ant? Formicidae Tending Ant ? - Formica dolosa Dark Brown Ant - Veromessor pergandei Camponotus ? - Formica

large spider wasp - Poecilopompilus algidus - female The Pepsis Challenge: Can we get this to species? - Pepsis Eusapyga verticalis Velvet ant - Dasymutilla sackenii - female spider wasp - Pepsis Wasp Dasymutilla nocturna - female Pepsis / Hemipepsis ? - Pepsis - female

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