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Discussion of 2018 gathering

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


Species Bathyplectes curculionis

Bathyplectes curculionis - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon ("Parasitica" (parasitic Apocrita))
Superfamily Ichneumonoidea (Braconids and Ichneumons)
Family Ichneumonidae (Ichneumon Wasps)
Subfamily Campopleginae
Genus Bathyplectes
Species curculionis (Bathyplectes curculionis)
native to Europe and n. Africa; in NA: PQ to s. AB & WA, south to GA & MS(1)
hosts: alfalfa weevils Hypera (1)
A Paleartic species introduced in NA in 1911 to control Hypera postica, the alfalfa [leaf] weevil and Hypera brunnipennis Egyptian alfalfa weevil.
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