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Upcoming Events

Information, insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide 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.

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


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

Ophioninae - Rhopalosoma nearcticum ? Rhopalosomatid wasp - Rhopalosoma nearcticum Parasite on Cricket Olixon banksii - male Cricket with wasp larva parasite? Rhopalosoma, presumably nearcticum, for confirmation. - Rhopalosoma nearcticum Wasp - Rhopalosoma nearcticum - female

Hymenoptera 8 02 09 01a Yellow Jacket 4 - Vespula alascensis Eumenes fraternus Large wasp - Polistes aurifer Pseudomasaris from Diablo Range - Pseudomasaris vespoides - female Eumenes Wasp - Eumenes crucifera Northern Paper Wasp, lateral, with what, for what? - Polistes fuscatus Ancistrocerus campestris