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Upcoming Events

Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2. Here's how to add your images.

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of 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


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

Some kind of wasp - Rhopalosoma nearcticum Wasp ID [Olixon?] ID Request - Olixon banksii ID request: Olixon banksii? - Olixon Braconid? - Rhopalosoma nearcticum Cricket with parasite Wasp? - Rhopalosoma nearcticum Rhopalosoma nearcticum - female Unknown Hymenopteran? - Olixon banksii

Southern Yellow Jacket - Vespula squamosa - Vespula squamosa - female Wasp - Polistes Vespidae - What Kind? - Polistes metricus Polistes metricus or parametricus? - Polistes - male Mischocyttarus mexicanus cubicola - Mischocyttarus mexicanus Possible Microdynerus arenicolus - Eumenes Polistes major? - Polistes major Female Polistes fuscatus? - Polistes fuscatus - female