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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


Subfamily Vespinae - Hornets and Yellowjackets

Common Aerial Yellowjacket - Dolichovespula arenaria Bald-faced Hornet - Dolichovespula maculata - female Dolichovespula arenaria Bald-faced Hornet Nest - Dolichovespula maculata Dolichovespula arenaria - worker? - Dolichovespula arenaria Parasitic Yellowjacket  - Dolichovespula arctica - male Bald-Faced Hornet - Dolichovespula maculata some kind of paper wasp. - Dolichovespula maculata

European Hornet - Vespa crabro European Hornet - Vespa crabro - female wasp or hornet maybe (DIN288) - Vespa crabro European Hornet - Vespa crabro Vespa crabro Wondering if these guys near our home in central NJ are Cicada Killers or something else. - Vespa crabro Wasp trying to subdue a flower longhorn beetle. - Vespa crabro European hornet - Vespa crabro - male

Vespula rufa, worker - Vespula intermedia - female Vespula Vidua queen - Vespula vidua - female Ground Hornet - Vespula vidua - female Vespula Consobrina nest - Vespula consobrina Eastern Yellowjacket - Vespula maculifrons - female Yellowjacket - Vespula maculifrons Yellowjacket ? - Vespula flavopilosa Vespula vidua ? - Vespula vidua

WASP NEST MUSEUM WASP NEST MUSEUM Vespinae queen nest Wasp nest? wasp nest Sandhills Hornet? Queen? Wasp nest Yellowjacket/Hornet Nest