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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

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

Cricket with parasite cricket slurpee Rhopalosomatidae larval exoskeleton & dead cricket Some kind of wasp - Rhopalosoma nearcticum Ichneumon or braconidae ? - Rhopalosoma nearcticum - male ID request: Olixon banksii? - Olixon Cricket with parasite Unknown Parasite - Olixon banksii

Yellowjacket and friend - Vespula squamosa Western Yellowjacket Worker - Vespula pensylvanica - female Queen with prey - Vespula maculifrons Unknown wasp (Polistes?) - Euodynerus pratensis - female Ancistrocerus campestris? - Ancistrocerus campestris - female Odd shaped Yellowjacket nest - Dolichovespula maculata Polistes? - Polistes fuscatus - male Black Crowned Wasp - Vespula pensylvanica - female