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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


Genus Eucera

Still life!*# Synhalonia? - Eucera Melissodes? - Eucera - male Long-horned bee - Eucera Eucera? - Eucera - male Hymenoptera, - Eucera Long-horned Bee? - Eucera Melissodes on Husker Red Penstemon - Eucera Eucera? - Eucera frater - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
No Taxon (Anthophila (Apoidea) - Bees)
Family Apidae (Cuckoo, Carpenter, Digger, Bumble, and Honey Bees)
Subfamily Apinae (Honey, Bumble, Long-horned, Orchid, and Digger Bees)
Tribe Eucerini (Long-horned Bees)
Genus Eucera
Explanation of Names
Eucera Scopoli 1770
Greek eu- (ευ-) 'good, true' + keras (κερας) 'horn' = "well-horned" (refers to the large antennae in males)
in our area, 55 spp. (all in the subgenus Synhalonia, that contains a total of ~100 spp.); 218 spp. in 6 subgenera worldwide(1)
Males have very long antennae (2)

The clypeus sticks out noticeably when viewed in profile. (2)

The stripes across the abdomen
tend to be in a continuous circle around the abdomen (2)

A wing photo
holarctic (map)(1)