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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

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Genus Sphaeropthalma

Phylum Arthropoda - Arthropods
Subphylum Hexapoda - Hexapods
Class Insecta - Insects
Order Hymenoptera - Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies
No Taxon Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps
Superfamily Pompiloidea - Spider Wasps, Velvet Ants and allies
Family Mutillidae - Velvet Ants
Subfamily Sphaeropthalminae
Tribe Sphaeropthalmini - Nocturnal Velvet Ants
Genus Sphaeropthalma

Species amphion - Sphaeropthalma amphion
Species arota - Sphaeropthalma arota
Species auripilis - Sphaeropthalma auripilis
Species blakeii - Sphaeropthalma blakeii
Species boweri - Sphaeropthalma boweri
Species coaequalis - Sphaeropthalma coaequalis
Species difficilis - Sphaeropthalma difficilis
Species edwardsii - Sphaeropthalma edwardsii
Species facilis - Sphaeropthalma facilis
Species helicaon - Sphaeropthalma helicaon
Species imperialis - Sphaeropthalma imperialis
Species luiseno - Sphaeropthalma luiseno
Species macswaini - Sphaeropthalma macswaini
Species marpesia - Sphaeropthalma marpesia
Species megagnathos - Sphaeropthalma megagnathos
Species noctivaga - Sphaeropthalma noctivaga
Species orestes - Sphaeropthalma orestes
Species parapenalis - Sphaeropthalma parapenalis
Species pensylvanica - Sphaeropthalma pensylvanica
Species triangularis - Sphaeropthalma triangularis
Species unicolor - Sphaeropthalma unicolor