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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

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

Rhopalosomatidae, 5th instar larva Some kind of wasp - Rhopalosoma nearcticum ? Cricket with parasite Rhopalosomatid wasp - Rhopalosoma nearcticum Olixon banksii - female Unknown Parasite - Olixon banksii Rhopalosoma, presumably nearcticum, for confirmation. - Rhopalosoma nearcticum

European Paper Wasp eating a caterpillar - Polistes dominula - female Huge Vespula Pensylvanica nest #2 combs - Vespula pensylvanica Orange Wasp - Polistes hornet - Dolichovespula maculata wasp with metallic blue wings and light yellow markings - Pseudodynerus quadrisectus Wasp 807 - Dolichovespula arenaria - male Bald faced hornet - Dolichovespula maculata - female Euodynerus bidens - female