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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

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Male, Asilinae - Ommatius - male
Male, Asilinae - Ommatius - Male
Duquesne Road, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
July 11, 2020
Size: 11 mm
6 of 8 images of this specimen.
Focus-stacked image
Greater resolution image here

Male, Asilinae - Ommatius - male
Male, Asilinae - Ommatius - Male
Duquesne Road, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
July 11, 2020
Size: 11 mm
5 of 8 images of this specimen.
Focus-stacked image
Greater resolution image here

Male, Asilinae - Ommatius - male
Male, Asilinae - Ommatius - Male
Duquesne Road, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
July 11, 2020
Size: 11 mm
4 of 8 images of this specimen.
Focus-stacked image
Greater resolution image here

Two new color forms of Polistes major Palisot de Beauvois from California and Arizona (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)
By Bequeart, J.C
Entomological news, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 7-13., 1925
Primarily useful for P. major and P. palmarum (originally considered forms of a single species), though some comparisons to P. carnifex are also given.
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Scytodes thoracica?
Scytodes thoracica?
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
May 19, 2020
2 of 2 images of this specimen.

Scytodes thoracica?
Scytodes thoracica?
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
May 19, 2020
1 of 2 images of this specimen.
Spitting spider? Scytodes thoracica? It was on a wall above a bathroom sink in the middle of the night. My other bathroom spiders were soon gone. It was very small and translucent.

Hydropsyche alhedra - male
Hydropsyche alhedra - Male
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
September 22, 2020
Identified from specimen by Don Chandler.

Notes on Vespoidea
By Viereck, H.L.
Entomological news and proceedings of the entomological section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, vol. 13, no., 1902
Useful for keying P. carnifex and P. major, which range into the southern US.
Full text

The social Vespidae of the Guianas, particularly of British Guiana (Hymenoptera)
By Bequeart, J.C.
Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, vol. 94, no. 7, pp. 249-304., 1944
Useful for keying P. carnifex and P. major, which range into the southern US.
Full text (relevant portion of the key)

Banded cat
Banded cat
Schwab-Burford Preserve, Johnson County, Iowa, USA
June 13, 2020

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