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Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 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.

Previous events


Family Sphecidae - Thread-waisted Wasps

Thread-waist - Podalonia Podalonia - Cutworm Wasp? - Ammophila pictipennis Ammophila sp.? - Ammophila Mating Wasp - Eremnophila aureonotata - male - female Wasp - Ammophila Wasp species? - Podalonia Siskiyou Crest ichneumon - Podalonia thread-waisted wasp – Ammophila procera? - Ammophila

Wasp ID? - Chlorion aerarium Blue Bug - Chlorion aerarium Sphecid? - Chlorion aerarium - female Chorion aerarium? - Chlorion aerarium Light Blue Ground Hunter - Chlorion Steel-blue Cricket Hunter? - Chlorion aerarium - male Steel-blue Cricket Hunter? - Chlorion aerarium - male Chlorion? - Chlorion

Sceliphron caementarium 1 - Sceliphron caementarium black and yellow mud dauber - Sceliphron caementarium Blue Mud Dauber? - Chalybion californicum Nocturnal aggregation of metallic blue wasps - Chalybion californicum - male mystery bug-3 - Sceliphron caementarium Black & yellow mud-duabers collecting mud - Sceliphron caementarium - female Chalybion californicum? - Chalybion californicum - female

Great Black Wasp? - Sphex pensylvanicus - female Wasp with black and red abdomen - Prionyx Sphecidae - Isodontia mexicana - female Isodontia philadelphica?  - Isodontia philadelphica Sphex ichneumoneus? - Sphex ichneumoneus Great black wasp? - Sphex pensylvanicus fully-red-abdomen wasp - Sphex lucae - female Large Blue-black wasp - Sphex pensylvanicus - female