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Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

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



Dun skipper? - Euphyes vestris
Dun skipper? - Euphyes vestris
Waterloo Recreation Area, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA
July 15, 2006
Did not see upper side. Are there others besides dun with no markings, and this color?

Eastern pondhawk? - Erythemis simplicicollis - male
Eastern pondhawk? - Erythemis simplicicollis - Male
Waterloo Recreation Area, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA
July 15, 2006

Sheep Skipper - Atrytonopsis edwardsi
Sheep Skipper - Atrytonopsis edwardsi
Florida Canyon, Pima County, Arizona, USA
May 1, 2003
Pretty straighforward ID in southeastern AZ.

Species? - Stictocephala taurina
Species? - Stictocephala taurina
Balaban backkyard, Skokie, Cook County, Illinois, USA
July 8, 2006
Size: ~6mm
2 of 2 images of this specimen.
We found this little guy in the backyard hanging around the neighbor's Norway Maple saplings. Can it be identified to species?

Species? - Stictocephala taurina
Species? - Stictocephala taurina
Balaban backkyard, Skokie, Cook County, Illinois, USA
July 8, 2006
Size: ~6mm
1 of 2 images of this specimen.

Unknown Lepturinae - Brachyleptura rubrica
Unknown Lepturinae - Brachyleptura rubrica
Harms Woods Forest Preserve, Glenview, Cook County, Illinois, USA
July 6, 2006
Size: ~12mm
We can't track this one down. It has enlarged first segments on the antennae, while the latter segments are banded.

Hive in trailor floor - Apis mellifera
Hive in trailor floor - Apis mellifera
Stuart, Martin County, Florida, USA
July 16, 2006
These honey bees have made their home in floor of this office trailor. They move in and out through this tear in the lining on the underside of the trailor.

Leafhopper - Idiodonus kennicotti
Leafhopper - Idiodonus kennicotti
Harms Woods Forest Preserve, Glenview, Cook County, Illinois, USA
June 22, 2006
Size: ~4mm
2 of 2 images of this specimen.
This might be the same species we posted yesterday but we can't be sure.

Leafhopper - Idiodonus kennicotti
Leafhopper - Idiodonus kennicotti
Harms Woods Forest Preserve, Glenview, Cook County, Illinois, USA
June 22, 2006
Size: ~4mm
1 of 2 images of this specimen.

is this what is commonly known as a Wooly Bear - Hypercompe scribonia
is this what is commonly known as a Wooly Bear - Hypercompe scribonia
Medina County, Ohio, USA
July 18, 2006
is this just a young wooly bear or something completely different? these were all over my sunflowers.