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Information about 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


Taxonomy
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Superfamily Coccoidea - Scales and Mealybugs

Phylum Arthropoda - Arthropods
Subphylum Hexapoda - Hexapods
Class Insecta - Insects
Order Hemiptera - True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies
Suborder Sternorrhyncha - Plant-parasitic Hemipterans
Superfamily Coccoidea - Scales and Mealybugs

Family Aclerdidae
Family Asterolecaniidae
Family Cerococcidae - Ornate Pit Scale Insects
Family Coccidae - Soft Scale Insects
Family Dactylopiidae - Cochineal Insects
Family Diaspididae - Armored Scale Insects
Family Eriococcidae - Felt Scales
Family Kermesidae - Gall-like Scale Insects
Family Kerriidae - Lac Scales
Family Kuwaniidae
Family Margarodidae - Ground Pearls
Family Matsucoccidae
Family Monophlebidae - Giant Scale Insects
Family Ortheziidae - Ensign Scales
Family Phoenicococcidae - Palm Scales
Family Pityococcidae
Family Pseudococcidae - Mealybugs
Family Putoidae - Giant Mealybugs
Family Steingeliidae
Family Xylococcidae
Family Lecanodiaspididae - False Pit Scales