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#81 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 26 2021 - 3:31 AM

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Their bright yellow tibial hairs are striking! They’re such fast and erratic flyers that it’s almost impossible to catch them on the wing.

But I did! Muuuahahaha!
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#82 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted July 26 2021 - 3:43 AM

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Ok, just rub it in :warning:


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#83 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted October 9 2021 - 11:56 AM

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Some of my late season bees foraging on fall Asters. 

Genus Lasioglossum

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#84 Offline ANTdrew - Posted October 19 2021 - 10:33 AM

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Bombus queens resting on a very, very late blooming Echinacea.

 


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#85 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted October 24 2021 - 4:29 PM

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ANTdrew the photos on all ur previous posts page (1-3 I think) disappeared :0


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Ants epic :D
YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ

My current ants: Camponotus irritans, 2x Camponotus parius, 2x Odontomachus simillimus, Oecophylla smaragdina

 

Death count: idk there's too many that I've lost :(

Also I got an antlion o-0


#86 Offline ANTdrew - Posted October 25 2021 - 2:14 AM

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ANTdrew the photos on all ur previous posts page (1-3 I think) disappeared :0

Sorry. I accidentally deleted my gallery last year.
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#87 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted October 25 2021 - 2:28 AM

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ANTdrew the photos on all ur previous posts page (1-3 I think) disappeared :0

Sorry. I accidentally deleted my gallery last year.

 

Ahh i see


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Ants epic :D
YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ

My current ants: Camponotus irritans, 2x Camponotus parius, 2x Odontomachus simillimus, Oecophylla smaragdina

 

Death count: idk there's too many that I've lost :(

Also I got an antlion o-0


#88 Offline PetsNotPests - Posted January 26 2022 - 2:22 PM

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Bump. How does this thread not have more images? 

 

Here are some of my own. Took them about an hour ago. I used a very high f-stop, f29 or something like that. 

 

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Ants are Pets, not Pests. 

 

-Camponotus sansabeanus

-Camponotus US-CA02

-Camponotus vicinus

-Formica podzolica

-Monomorium spp.

-Pogonomyrmex californicus

-Solenopsis spp. 

 


#89 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted February 17 2022 - 11:18 AM

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Bump. How does this thread not have more images? 

 

Here are some of my own. Took them about an hour ago. I used a very high f-stop, f29 or something like that. 

 

Hey, even with native North American bees in decline, we got 5 pages in a little over a year and a half. Thanks for contributing your shots. We’re not doing too bad for amateurs (y)


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#90 Offline ANTdrew - Posted April 14 2022 - 12:21 PM

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I’m pretty proud of this shot of what I think is a Melissodes bee on my Carolina jessamine.

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#91 Offline ANTdrew - Posted April 20 2022 - 1:18 PM

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“Hey! Get your own tunnel!”
Osmia cornifrons

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#92 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted April 21 2022 - 8:12 PM

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We had some reasonable weather so I went out with my camera. I found some Apis melifera foraging in ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea).

 

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A Mason Bee of the genus Osmia also foraging in ground ivy.

 

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And another Bombus impatiens queen.
 
 
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#93 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted April 26 2022 - 5:29 AM

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Walking out of the house yesterday, I found this one warming on the newel post and snapped these with my iPhone. The last shot is a bit soft on focus as it’s heavily cropped. I’m not sure what it is though. It’s pretty big but the hind tibia is pretty hairy. The corbicula isn’t obvious, so is this a male (isn’t this the wrong time of year for a male to be alive)??  A few yellow hairs on the back of the head and two yellow bands on the first two tergites makes me doubt it’s B. impatiens. B. bimaculatus, perhaps B. perplexus, or B. vagans?? I’m gonna send it to Bee Watch too. 

 

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#94 Offline ANTdrew - Posted April 26 2022 - 7:13 AM

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That’s a queen. May be B. perplexus?
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#95 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted April 26 2022 - 5:47 PM

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I noticed 2 or 3 Bombus queens foraging in the ground ivy as I tended the bird feeders today so I grabbed my camera and managed to get some shots of Bombus bimaculatus gathering pollen and nectar. My third bumblebee species in as many days! 
 

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#96 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted April 29 2022 - 3:32 AM

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This is my second sighting of this species this week. It took me a few days to identify her though. I’m pretty sure she is a Bombus vagans. 

 

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#97 Offline ANTdrew - Posted April 29 2022 - 6:59 AM

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This is my second sighting of this species this week. It took me a few days to identify her though. I’m pretty sure she is a Bombus vagans.

I want to give her a big hug!
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#98 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted April 29 2022 - 7:08 AM

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Me too! I think this is the first time I’ve actually identified this species. When I saw it earlier in the week, I had no clue as to what she was. 


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Megachile bee cutting up a strawberry leaf.

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