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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

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Previous events

flightless wasp - Eupelmus messene - female

flightless wasp - Eupelmus messene - Female
Cross Plains, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
September 7, 2008
From the Family Eupelmidae?

Moved from Eupelmidae.


Superb pic of a female.
Enlarged apical spur on middle tibiae,quite visible there on the left middle leg, is a jumping device who compensates for the loss of flying ability.

Female of Eupelmus vesiculari
Female of Eupelmus vesicularis (Retzius).

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