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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 Veliidae - Smaller Water Striders

Broad-shouldered Water Strider - Microvelia - male Two more - Microvelia pulchella - male Microvelia - Microvelia buenoi Smaller Water Striders mating - Microvelia - male - female 050512Bug1 - Microvelia Microvelia? - Microvelia Shore bug? - Microvelia InsectUnknown04022017_OR_ - Microvelia

Semiaquatic Bug? - Platyvelia brachialis Semiaquatic Bug? - Platyvelia brachialis water strider - Platyvelia brachialis

some type of water skimmer? - Rhagovelia obesa Rhagovelia obesa Tiny water bug - Rhagovelia choreutes water bug - Rhagovelia small water striders - Rhagovelia obesa - male - female tiny water striders - Rhagovelia Smaller Water Strider - Rhagovelia distincta Male, Rhagovelia? - Rhagovelia distincta

Steinovelia stagnalis (Burmeister) - Steinovelia stagnalis