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Upcoming Events

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 BugGuide 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

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Family Vespidae - Yellowjackets and Hornets, Paper Wasps; Potter, Mason and Pollen Wasps

Euparagia scutellaris Euparagia scutellaris wasp on glassy hyacinth - Euparagia

Pseudomasaris coquilletti - female Pseudomasaris edwardsii - female Pseudomasaris marginalis - male Yellowjacket Fly (Chrysotoxum sp.), Family Syrpidae? on a Phacelia in the Lucerne Valley portion of the Mojave Desert - Pseudomasaris maculifrons Female Vespoides? - Pseudomasaris vespoides - female Death Valley Pollen Wasp on Phacelia calthifolia - Pseudomasaris basirufus - male High Elevation Pollen Wasp - Pseudomasaris zonalis - male Pollen Wasp? Which Species? - Pseudomasaris

Eumenes of some kind ? - Eumenes verticalis Mud Dauber Nest? - Eumenes What wasp please? - Ancistrocerus gazella - female Eumenes fraternus Bee? - Pterocheilus Unknown wasp on yarrow  - Euodynerus hidalgo Wasp - Pterocheilus Four toothed mason wasp - Monobia quadridens

Polistes Starter Home - Polistes apachus Mother and daughter  - Polistes dominula - female Paper wasp called specifically what? - Polistes annularis - female Polistes metricus? - Polistes metricus - female paper wasp - Polistes bellicosus - female Paper wasp w/ prey - Polistes dorsalis - female melanistic form of golden paper wasp? - Polistes aurifer polistes - Polistes bellicosus

Vespula Pensylvanica Nest (Western Yellowjacket) - Vespula pensylvanica Which Queen is this? - Vespula flavopilosa - female Gathering_2008 - Dolichovespula arctica - male Bald-faced Hornets - Dolichovespula maculata - female Vespula consobrina B&W hornet - Dolichovespula maculata Vespula maculifrons Vespula alascensis - queen ?