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#1 Offline Lasiusumbratus - Posted July 16 2019 - 9:58 AM

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I captured this bee trying to dig a hole in a piece of wood I think it’s black and has yellowish white stripes I don’t know what it is but if anyone could tell me that would be great.

https://ibb.co/qC0kJxb
https://ibb.co/JzTW1Zz
https://ibb.co/FXtZ1c8I will see if I can get better photos.

#2 Offline AntPhycho - Posted July 16 2019 - 10:24 AM

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It sounds like it is a carpenter bee if it was digging in wood but I will need some better pictures in order to get an exact ID.


Founding:              

Solenopsis invicta Experimental 5 Queen Colony                   Brachymyrmex sp.

Liometopum occidentale x1                                                     Pheidole cerebrosior x3

Forelius sp. 3 Queen Colony                                                   Solenopsis xyloni 3 Queen Colony x1

Forelius sp.                                                                              

Pogonomyrmex californicus x5                                                 

Solenopsis xyloni x infinity                                                        

 

 

 


#3 Offline Lasiusumbratus - Posted July 16 2019 - 10:39 AM

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Are they solitary?

#4 Offline Lasiusumbratus - Posted July 16 2019 - 10:42 AM

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https://ibb.co/w7dBvFy
https://ibb.co/stSpV6LThese are some better photos

#5 Offline Zeiss - Posted July 16 2019 - 10:45 AM

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Doesn't appear to be a "carpenter bee."  To me it seems like some sort of solitary bee that will nest inside twigs, tubes, reeds, etc.  They use these tubular nesting sites to create chambers where they lay their eggs in compacted sections of pollen separated by a waxy substance (as far as I know).


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#6 Offline Lasiusumbratus - Posted July 16 2019 - 10:49 AM

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Ok should I release it?

#7 Offline Zeiss - Posted July 16 2019 - 10:54 AM

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Ok should I release it?

Always a good idea to release native bees as they are more beneficial to the environment.



#8 Offline gcsnelling - Posted July 16 2019 - 3:30 PM

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Megachile, leaf cutter bee.


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