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Upcoming Events

Interested in a 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico?

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 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.

Previous events


Superfamily Vespoidea - Yellowjackets and Hornets, Paper Wasps; Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps and allies

cricket slurpee Rhopalosomatidae larval exoskeleton & dead cricket Wasp ID [Olixon?] ID Request - Olixon banksii Orange Wasp - Rhopalosoma nearcticum Rhopalosoma, presumably nearcticum, for confirmation. - Rhopalosoma nearcticum Some kind of parasitic insect? Olixon banksii  - Olixon banksii - female Olixon banksii  - Olixon banksii - female

Wasp - Stenodynerus anormis Wasp? - Parancistrocerus perennis Common Aerial Yellowjacket - Dolichovespula arenaria California Yellowjacket - Vespula sulphurea Wasp ID request - Zethus slossonae paper wasp - Polistes exclamans Polistes sp. Another foundress - Polistes comanchus - female Some type of Paper wasp? - Polistes