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Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 BugGuide Gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

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


Apoid Wasps (Apoidea)- traditional Sphecidae

Wasp? - Ampulex ferruginea Predatory Wasp - Ampulex canaliculata Cockroach Wasp? - Ampulex canaliculata Ant? - Ampulex ferruginea Hymenoptera - Ampulex canaliculata Wasp on trunk of oak tree - Ampulex canaliculata Small black wasp with spindle-shaped anterior part of thorax - Ampulex canaliculata Unknown Hymenopteran - Ampulex

Weevil Wasp - Cerceris - male Hymenoptera,  - Philanthus Black & Red Wasp - Dryudella - female Bee ID request - Oxybelus Hoplisoides? - Hoplisoides Cerceris? - Cerceris Bee or Wasp - Ectemnius aphid wasp - Diodontus

Thread Waisted Wasp - Ammophila  Ammophila - Ammophila Large gold-faced wasp - Sphex ichneumoneus unknown hymenoptera - Prionyx Ammophila? - Ammophila Specidae, Great Golden Digger Wasp - Sphex ichneumoneus Sphecidae, Blue Mud Wasp, lateral - Chalybion californicum grass-carrying wasp - Isodontia mexicana - male