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Upcoming Events

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


Family Colletidae - Cellophane or Plasterer, Masked, and Fork-tongued Bees

Old bee - Colletes inaequalis - male bee for ID - Colletes phaceliae - female Colletes? - Colletes - female 5-striped bees burrowing in sand - Colletes validus - male - female bee on small white cress flower - Colletes - male bee - Colletes inaequalis Colletes latitarsis - male Large male Colletes bee - Colletes compactus - male

Yellow-masked Bee (Hylaeus sp.) - Hylaeus Yellow-masked Bee - Hylaeus Little Bee  - Hylaeus Genus Hylaeus - Masked Bees Hylaeus annulatus  - Hylaeus annulatus Small Black Bee - Hylaeus modestus - female 23Jun2017.ecotone.HN.hymen1 - Hylaeus Hylaeus female? - Hylaeus - female Hylaeus? - Hylaeus

Hymenoptera-Colletidae-Zikanapis or Ptiloglossa ? - Ptiloglossa   - Zikanapis elegans Mexican Feather-tongued Bee - Ptiloglossa mexicana - female Colletidae - Caupolicana ocellata Bee on Arizona Milkweed - Ptiloglossa golden bee - Ptiloglossa Ptiloglossa? - Ptiloglossa Unidentified Bee - Caupolicana yarrowi