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Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

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

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

Photos of 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

Previous events


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

cricket slurpee Rhopalosomatidae larva, 4th instar cricket with leech-like parasite attached? Orange Wasp - Rhopalosoma nearcticum Olixon banksii - male - female Ichneumon Wasp? - Rhopalosoma nearcticum - male Wasp - Rhopalosoma nearcticum - female Olixon  - Olixon melinsula - female

ANOTHER LARGE MATURE EUROPEAN HORNET NEST - Vespa crabro Eumeninae - Potter and Mason Wasps Ancistrocerus albophaleratus Female  - Ancistrocerus albophaleratus - female Ancistrocerus - male Eumeninae - Euodynerus annulatus - male Eumeninae - Potter and Mason Wasps Eumenes fraternus Female - Eumenes fraternus - female Wasp - Polistes fuscatus - female western yellowjacket - Vespula pensylvanica Euodynerus foraminatus? - Ancistrocerus