Black and white bee
Offline - Posted July 16 2019 - 9:58 AM
https://ibb.co/FXtZ1c8I will see if I can get better photos.
Offline - Posted July 16 2019 - 10:24 AM
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.
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
Pogonomyrmex californicus x5
Solenopsis xyloni x infinity
Offline - Posted July 16 2019 - 10:39 AM
Offline - Posted July 16 2019 - 10:45 AM
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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Offline - Posted July 16 2019 - 10:49 AM
Offline - Posted July 16 2019 - 10:54 AM
Ok should I release it?
Always a good idea to release native bees as they are more beneficial to the environment.
Offline - Posted July 16 2019 - 3:30 PM
Megachile, leaf cutter bee.
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