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

Euparagia scutellaris Euparagia scutellaris wasp on glassy hyacinth - Euparagia

Pseudomasaris vespoides - male Pseudomasaris basirufus - female Pseudomasaris sp. provisioning cells - Pseudomasaris edwardsii Pseudomasaris edwardsii - male Pseudomasaris vespoides - male Pollen Wasp from Pinnacles - Pseudomasaris edwardsii - female Hymenoptera - Pseudomasaris Pollen Wasp - Pseudomasaris vespoides - female

Stenodynerus oculeus - male Stenodynerus Mason wasp on a mud nest on a Palo Verde pod - Pachodynerus guadulpensis - female Pachodynerus - male wasp with prey - Zethus spinipes Unknown wasp - Pterocheilus Eumenes crucifera ? - Eumenes Eumenes Fraternus -Gathering & Preparing Mud - Eumenes fraternus - female

What Kind of Bee? - Polistes fuscatus Multi-foundress association  - Polistes fuscatus - female Wasp - Polistes rubiginosus Are these paper wasps? - Polistes dominula Multi-colored wasp - Polistes fuscatus - male Wasp  - Polistes Building - Mischocyttarus mexicanus Insect - Polistes dominula

Vespula what? - Vespula pensylvanica - female Common Aerial Yellowjacket - Dolichovespula arenaria Jellow Jacket Nest with Worker - Vespula squamosa Yellowjacket ID Request - Vespula maculifrons vespid - Vespula maculifrons German Yellowjackets at a Nest - Vespula germanica   - Vespula acadica Social wasps in tree cavity - Vespula alascensis