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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


Carol DiFiori, Contributor
Biography:

I have been observing insects and spiders since I was very young. I have no formal education or training in entomology. The digital camera has given me the opportunity to see and record the incredible mini-universe that is all around us and introduce it to others. I love the research involved in identification and to show my macrophotography to acquaintances who would have otherwise never experienced the beauty and wonder of the insect world.

Contributor to BugGuide.net since June 11, 2006
Member of Moth Photographers Group
Member of North American Butterfly Association
Member of The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
Member of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Member of National Audubon Society
Contributed moth data to and credited in the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America.

Proud to Have the First Record in Virginia on BugGuide for These Insects and Spiders:

Antlions:
Vella americana - http://bugguide.net/node/view/699283

Araneae:
Spinybacked Orbweaver - http://bugguide.net/node/view/207450
Crab Spider - Bassaniana floridana - http://bugguide.net/node/view/192342
Sergiolus capulatus Ground spider - http://bugguide.net/node/view/186923
Arctosa Wolf - http://bugguide.net/node/view/57448
Castianeira longipalpa - http://bugguide.net/node/view/119468
Filmy Dome - http://bugguide.net/node/view/110865
Ariadna bicolor - http://bugguide.net/node/view/109471
Elaver - http://bugguide.net/node/view/319397
Ground Crab Xysticus punctatus - http://bugguide.net/node/view/392359

Coleoptera:
Pygmy Chafer - http://bugguide.net/node/view/208375
Big-headed Ground - http://bugguide.net/node/view/181113
Carrot - http://bugguide.net/node/view/179867
Bark Gnawing - http://bugguide.net/node/view/60808
Zebra Longhorn - http://bugguide.net/node/view/142044
Hypasclera dorsalis - http://bugguide.net/node/view/551043#1461472
Elytroleptus floridanus - https://bugguide.net/node/view/1514522

Diptera:
Bee Fly - http://bugguide.net/node/view/320770
Waved Light Fly - http://bugguide.net/node/view/271864
Robber Fly - Proctacanthus - http://bugguide.net/node/view/231087
Sunflower Seed Maggot - http://bugguide.net/node/view/198182
Megaselia scalaris - http://bugguide.net/node/view/144894
Laphria cinerea Beelike Robber Fly - http://bugguide.net/node/view/103084
Tipula sayi Crane Fly - http://bugguide.net/node/view/94554
Nephrotoma ferruginea Tiger Crane Fly - http://bugguide.net/node/view/116579
Tipula furca Crane Fly - http://bugguide.net/node/view/116576
Tipula longiventris Crane Fly - http://bugguide.net/node/view/109496
Limonia immatura Crane Fly - http://bugguide.net/node/view/333285
Syrphid Fly Palpada - http://bugguide.net/node/view/348715#575715
Syrphid Fly Sphaerophoria - http://bugguide.net/node/view/467623
Common Green Bottle Fly - http://bugguide.net/node/view/501488
Zelia - http://bugguide.net/node/view/652777
Deer Fly, Chrysops flavidus - http://bugguide.net/node/view/436899
Syrphid Fly Allograpta exotica - https://bugguide.net/node/view/92522

Hemiptera:
Lyric Cicada - http://bugguide.net/node/view/440195
Bothriocera cognita - http://bugguide.net/node/view/166548

Heteroptera:
Whitecrossed Seed Bug - http://bugguide.net/node/view/179668
Edessa stinkbug (Ascra bifida) - http://bugguide.net/node/view/173954
Bothriocera planthopper - http://bugguide.net/node/view/166548
Stink Bug, Brochymena carolinensis - http://bugguide.net/node/view/72840
Leaf-footed Bug, Leptoglossus clypealis - http://bugguide.net/node/view/474655
Plant Bug, Deraeocoris sayi - http://bugguide.net/node/view/534207
Shield-backed Bug, Pachycorinae - http://bugguide.net/node/view/867300

Hymenoptera:
Horse Guard Wasp - http://bugguide.net/node/view/62141
Green Sweat Bee - Agapostemon splendens - http://bugguide.net/node/view/1109195

Lepidoptera -

Butterflies:

Little Wood Satyr - http://bugguide.net/node/view/298712
Broad-winged Skipper - http://bugguide.net/node/view/78477
White M Hairsteak - http://bugguide.net/node/view/823507

Moths:
Rose Hooktip - http://bugguide.net/node/view/319611
Reticulated Sparganothis - http://bugguide.net/node/view/313534
Three-lined Flower - http://bugguide.net/node/view/240239
Orange panopoda - http://bugguide.net/node/view/238764
Pale-banded Dart - http://bugguide.net/node/view/235864
Triton Dagger - http://bugguide.net/node/view/189898
Three-spotted Nola - http://bugguide.net/node/view/180506
Packard's Wave - http://bugguide.net/node/view/177837
Garden Webworm - http://bugguide.net/node/view/177531
Hellinsia Plume - http://bugguide.net/node/view/177384
Sand Wainscot - http://bugguide.net/node/view/177311
Warm-chevroned - http://bugguide.net/node/view/177306
Obtuse Euchlaena - http://bugguide.net/node/view/177300
Pero zalissaria - http://bugguide.net/node/view/176832
Sclerocona acutella - http://bugguide.net/node/view/176750#1393666
Somber Carpet - http://bugguide.net/node/view/165857
Meal - http://bugguide.net/node/view/165799
Sparganothis distincta - http://bugguide.net/node/view/240424
Spotted Datana - http://bugguide.net/node/view/165659
Diatraea - http://bugguide.net/node/view/139122
Decorated Owlet - http://bugguide.net/node/view/138215
Dead-Wood Borer - http://bugguide.net/node/view/135471
Pale Gray Bird-dropping - http://bugguide.net/node/view/133889
Dark-edged Eusarca - http://bugguide.net/node/view/133532
Small-eyed Sphinx - http://bugguide.net/node/view/127253
Yellow-headed Looper - http://bugguide.net/node/view/118308
Ironweed Borer - http://bugguide.net/node/view/83373
Grape Leaffolder - http://bugguide.net/node/view/67834
Synanthedon rubrofascia Clearwing - http://bugguide.net/node/view/59836
Sweet Pepperbush Nola - http://bugguide.net/node/view/379833
Small Phigalia - http://bugguide.net/node/view/379830
Black-dotted Brown - http://bugguide.net/node/view/381866
Hollow-spotted Plagodis - http://bugguide.net/node/view/393220
Distinguished Colomychus - http://bugguide.net/node/view/438805
Three-lined Leafroller - http://bugguide.net/node/view/342403
Umber - http://bugguide.net/node/view/536931
Showy Emerald - http://bugguide.net/node/view/746352
White Furcula - http://bugguide.net/node/view/821088
Webbing Coneworm - http://bugguide.net/node/view/840152
Seaside Goldenrod Borer - http://bugguide.net/node/view/83372#1508652
Sand dune Phaneta moth - Hodges#3005.2 (Phaneta linitipunctana) - http://bugguide.net/node/view/746562#1578885

Definite Tussock Moth Caterpillar - http://bugguide.net/node/view/145808
Distinct Quaker Caterpillar - http://bugguide.net/node/view/108089
Redbud Leaffolder Larva - http://bugguide.net/node/view/145920

Orthoptera
Lesser Pine Katydid - http://bugguide.net/node/view/371230

Ichneumon Wasps
Short-tailed Ichneumon Wasp - http://bugguide.net/node/view/387944