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Upcoming Events

2018 BugGuide Gathering in Virginia July 27-29: Registration and Discussion

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


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

Rhopalosomatidae larval exoskeleton & dead cricket Some kind of wasp - Rhopalosoma nearcticum Orange Wasp - Rhopalosoma nearcticum ? ? Cricket with parasite Rhopalosomatid wasp - Rhopalosoma nearcticum Olixon banksii - male - female

Wasp? - Pachodynerus erynnis Paper Wasp - Polistes fuscatus - male  Vespula pensylvanica - Vespula pensylvanica unknown insect - Polistes fuscatus Unid wasp - Maybe a Sphecidae ? - Zeta argillaceum Wasp on  Levisticum - Stenodynerus wasp - Euodynerus leucomelas Western Yellowjacket - Vespula pensylvanica - female