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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


Abbott's Sphinx Moth Caterpillar 5 2005 - Sphecodina abbottii
Abbott's Sphinx Moth Caterpillar 5 2005 - Sphecodina abbottii
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Size: 4 inches approx
2 of 3 images of this specimen.
Getting ready to go to pupa

Mournful Sphinx - Enyo lugubris - female
Mournful Sphinx - Enyo lugubris - Female
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
November 12, 2005
Size: about 2 inches long
This guy seriously looked like a leaf stuck on the side of our van. When husband tried to "flick" it off, he didn't WANT to be flicked off and just moved over a little bit. Has been in same spot all day.

Horned Passalus--freshly emerged - Odontotaenius disjunctus
Horned Passalus--freshly emerged - Odontotaenius disjunctus
Fairfield, Wayne County, Illinois, USA
November 12, 2005
4 of 4 images of this specimen.
Close up

Drone Fly - Eristalis tenax - female
Drone Fly - Eristalis tenax - Female
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
November 12, 2005

Bee - Xylocopa virginica - male
Bee - Xylocopa virginica - Male
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
November 12, 2005
Not sure about this one. It sure has bulging eyes. I thought it was Eastern Carpenter Bee. It does have the white patch on it's face...indicating male.

Tree Cricket - Oecanthus - male
Tree Cricket - Oecanthus - Male
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
November 12, 2005
a green cricket

Mantid - Tenodera - female
Mantid - Tenodera - Female
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
November 12, 2005

Fly - Toxomerus marginatus - female
Fly - Toxomerus marginatus - Female
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
November 12, 2005
ID based on other images in the guide.

Wasp - Ammophila procera - female
Wasp - Ammophila procera - Female
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
November 12, 2005
2 of 2 images of this specimen.

Wasp - Ammophila procera - female
Wasp - Ammophila procera - Female
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
November 12, 2005
1 of 2 images of this specimen.