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#121 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 21 2022 - 6:06 AM

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Not a bee. Too cloudy to tell what type of wasp it is.


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#122 Offline United-Ants - Posted May 21 2022 - 9:19 AM

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Hey, United Ants, got an ID for it?[/quote]

No I did try but she would not sateldowen to get a good pic to id all I now that she is a yellow jaket queen

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#123 Offline United-Ants - Posted May 27 2022 - 7:28 AM

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Vesplua pennsylvanica queen

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#124 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted May 28 2022 - 6:52 PM

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That’s a Yellowjacket!



#125 Offline ANTdrew - Posted June 4 2022 - 6:36 AM

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I'm kind of at a loss with ID'ing this bee. It's about the size of a honeybee. The heavily furred legs make me think it could be some Apidae.

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#126 Offline ANTdrew - Posted June 4 2022 - 6:03 PM

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New season Bombus bimaculatus queen on Penstemon digitalis.

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#127 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted June 7 2022 - 8:17 AM

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I'm kind of at a loss with ID'ing this bee. It's about the size of a honeybee. The heavily furred legs make me think it could be some Apidae.

:thinking: I plugged your picture into iNaturalist and their suggested genus was Andrena. When I looked in Carril & Wilson’s Common Bees of Eastern North America, Andrena seems too small. The scopal hairs and size does suggest Apidae. There’s a whole lotta bees in that family :o



#128 Offline ANTdrew - Posted June 20 2022 - 4:41 AM

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Melissodes bimaculata in full flight!

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#129 Offline ANTdrew - Posted June 24 2022 - 2:46 AM

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A bedewed honeybee.

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#130 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 2 2022 - 1:12 PM

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RIP!

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#131 Offline 86793o5 - Posted July 14 2022 - 7:07 AM

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How can I find a bumblebee nest?

#132 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 14 2022 - 7:47 AM

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How can I find a bumblebee nest?

It is not easy! They usually use abandoned rodent burrows. You’ll have to follow workers hovering near the ground. If you’re lucky, you’ll see some coming in and out of a hole. I’ve only found two in a decade of trying. Don’t disturb any because many species are struggling.

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#133 Offline NicholasP - Posted July 22 2022 - 8:54 AM

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I'm kind of at a loss with ID'ing this bee. It's about the size of a honeybee. The heavily furred legs make me think it could be some Apidae.

That's a solitary bee for sure. I can't narrow down to species though but I've seen tons of them too.


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#134 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted September 22 2022 - 6:36 PM

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Apis melifera on Small White Aster

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Golden Sweat Bee (Augochlorella aurata) on Goldenrod 
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#135 Offline NicholasP - Posted September 22 2022 - 7:50 PM

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Apis melifera on Small White Aster

 
 
 
 
Golden Sweat Bee (Augochlorella aurata) on Goldenrod 
 

 

 

Are you sure the one on the bottom isn't Augochlorella pura?


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#136 Offline Locness - Posted September 22 2022 - 8:13 PM

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Anyone kept paper wasps before? Collecting the wasp covered nests is a bit exhilarating  :D Providing them with different colored tissue paper makes for some beautiful nests. 

 

wasps

 


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#137 Offline NicholasP - Posted September 22 2022 - 8:35 PM

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I'm hoping to try wasps next year. I have a bee nest for solitary bees and of course a few days ago I found a wasp queen nesting in one with an egg nestled in a tube with all my leafcutter bee cocoons. Protecting her soon to be born pollinating frenemies.


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#138 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted September 30 2022 - 11:15 AM

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Apis melifera on Small White Aster

 
 
 
 
Golden Sweat Bee (Augochlorella aurata) on Goldenrod 
 

 

 

Are you sure the one on the bottom isn't Augochlorella pura?

 

I think Augochlorella aurata based on the shape of the eyes :pardon:






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