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Discussion of 2018 gathering

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


Tribe Bacchini

Syrphidae Flies Genus Platycheirus - Platycheirus hyperboreus - female Syrphid? 11/24 - Platycheirus obscurus - female what species´╝č - Platycheirus - male - female Syrphid Fly, female - Platycheirus - female Unknown Fly - Platycheirus syrphid 2 - Platycheirus Metallic syrphid fly - Platycheirus syrphid? - Baccha elongata - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Syrphid Flies)
Subfamily Syrphinae
Tribe Bacchini
6 genera in our area, 11 genera total
Smallish hoverflies, with variable amounts of yellow marking. Wings often held over the abdomen when resting
Larvae predatory, often on aphids