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Upcoming Events

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


Family Syrphidae - Syrphid Flies

Syrphid - Eristalis dimidiata Chalcosyrphus curvaria possible bee-mimicking flower fly? - Eristalis transversa Fly - Eristalis tenax Eristalis arbustorum Syrphid Fly - Cheilosia Fly - Eristalinus aeneus Hoverfly? - Helophilus

Syrphid - Microdon globosus Another microdon? - Microdon What is this fly? - Microdon fulgens Syrphid Fly - Rhopalosyrphus ramulorum - male 8014369 Microdon - Microdon tristis Unknown diptera or hymenoptera - Microdon Fly - Microdon globosus Small little fly - Laetodon

More Syrphid Larvae? Chrysotoxum ? - Chrysotoxum Syrphid Fly - Eupeodes Syrphid - female Sphaerophoria? - Sphaerophoria - female Fly - Platycheirus T. marginatus ? - Toxomerus marginatus Toxomerus geminatus - male

Unknown Caterpillar Unidentified Larvae and Puparia Unknown larva 2 - Red-Wiggler worm colony Fly larva? Larva syrphid larva feeding on aphids syrphid larva feeding on aphids Toxomerus geminatus pupa?