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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

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Swamp Darner - Epiaeschna heros - female
Swamp Darner - Epiaeschna heros - Female
Parkwood, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
May 11, 2003
4 of 4 images of this specimen.
Detail of thorax, face.

Lygaeus sp. - Lygaeus kalmii
Lygaeus sp. - Lygaeus kalmii
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
August 20, 2004
3 of 3 images of this specimen.
Hind wing detail.

Bee? to ID if possible. - Andrena - female
Bee? to ID if possible. - Andrena - Female
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
April 1, 2005
Size: 3/8 inch
There are a few bees atrting to buzz about but its still cool. Any ID help would be welcome on this one.

Lygaeus sp. - Lygaeus kalmii
Lygaeus sp. - Lygaeus kalmii
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
August 20, 2004
2 of 3 images of this specimen.
A lateral view.

Lygaeus sp. - Lygaeus kalmii
Lygaeus sp. - Lygaeus kalmii
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
August 20, 2004
1 of 3 images of this specimen.
Probably L. kalmii. These were often found in groups of Leptocoris trivittatus, easily noticed by the white wing spots. It was observed that the milkweed bugs were found feeding upon Box Elder Bug nymphs.

Syphid something - Platycheirus - female
Syphid something - Platycheirus - Female
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
October 3, 2003
2 of 2 images of this specimen.
A more personal view, wouldn't sign a model release, hope it's attorney won't call.

Syphid something - Platycheirus
Syphid something - Platycheirus
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
October 3, 2003
1 of 2 images of this specimen.
A syrphid, any ideas?

Syrphid sp - Eristalis arbustorum - female
Syrphid sp - Eristalis arbustorum - Female
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
July 11, 2004
Looks like it may be Eristalis sp., comments.

syrphid larva vs. aphid
syrphid larva vs. aphid
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
May 13, 2003
While photographing aphids, every once in a while, one could be seen with it's wings up at an odd angle. Most were passed up as not being a typical pose, except this shot. The larva wasn't noticed until the image was on the screen.

Pentatomidae - Brochymena arborea
Pentatomidae - Brochymena arborea
Peace Valley Nature Center, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
March 31, 2005
Could it be Brochymena?
Southeastern PA