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Information, insects and people from 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 Vespidae - Yellowjackets and Hornets, Paper Wasps; Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps

Euparagia scutellaris Euparagia scutellaris wasp on glassy hyacinth - Euparagia Euparagia desertorum

Pseudomasaris vespoides - female Pollen wasp - Pseudomasaris vespoides - male Pseudomasaris zonalis - female Pseudomasaris phaceliae - male Female Pollen Wasp - Pseudomasaris vespoides - female 51 - Pseudomasaris 62 - Pseudomasaris Wasp - Pseudomasaris vespoides - female

Ancistrocerus gazella? - Ancistrocerus gazella - female Unknown Wasp - Leptochilus republicanus Ancistrocerus? - Ancistrocerus tuberculocephalus - female Symmorphus albomarginatus ? - Ancistrocerus antilope potter wasp - Ancistrocerus antilope - male Wasp  - Eumenes fraternus Potter Wasp - Euodynerus Eumenes bollii? - Eumenes

Polistes metricus - female View of her face - Polistes metricus - female Wasp - Polistes apachus Wasp - Polistes comanchus Polistes major nest - Polistes major Polistes wasp - Polistes fuscatus Another Polistes male - Polistes fuscatus - male Paper Wasp - Polistes exclamans - female

Yellow Jacket - Probably Vespula pensylvanica - Vespula pensylvanica Eastern Yellowjacket?? - Vespula maculifrons Yellow Jacket 2 - Vespula vidua Vespula germanica - female Dolichovespula maculata Queen ? - Dolichovespula maculata - male Vespula maculifrons hive? - Vespula alascensis Hornet - Vespa crabro - female Clown face wasp - Vespula pensylvanica - female