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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


Subfamily Polistinae - Paper Wasps

Large Mexican Honey Wasp Nest - Brachygastra mellifica Unknown wasp species - Brachygastra Mexican Honey Wasp - Brachygastra mellifica Brachygastra mellifica? in Nogales, AZ - Brachygastra mellifica - female Brachygastra mellifica - female Brachygastra mellifica Brachygastra mellifica - female Mexican honey wasp (Brachygastra mellifica)  - Brachygastra mellifica

With Larvae - Mischocyttarus mexicanus - female Mischocyttarus mexicanus? - Mischocyttarus mexicanus Resaca polistines, dorsal close-up - Mischocyttarus mexicanus - female Paper Wasp nest - Mischocyttarus flavitarsis - Mischocyttarus flavitarsis Western Paper Wasp - Mischocyttarus flavitarsis - male Mischocyttarus mexicanus Polistes - unident - Mischocyttarus mexicanus ID This Wasp Please? - Mischocyttarus flavitarsis

another wasp to ID - Polistes dominula - male Wasp - Polistes metricus Another Polistes from Sweetwater in November - Polistes aurifer - male Polistes fuscatus Polistes comanchus navajoe - Polistes comanchus - female Ice Wasp - Polistes dominula - female Polistes - Polistes fuscatus Polistes 638A 6316 & 6319 - Polistes fuscatus