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Wasp identification 4/29/21

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#1 Online Antkeeper01 - Posted April 29 2021 - 7:08 PM

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Today I found a lot of these shiny wasp things I was only able to collect 2 here are some pics they were nesting under pavement I'm assuming or next to pavement in dirt,

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1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

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#2 Offline Zeiss - Posted April 29 2021 - 7:22 PM

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They look more like a bee to me.  You won't get an ID from just this picture though.


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#3 Offline NPLT - Posted April 29 2021 - 11:19 PM

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The only green-metallic wasps I know about are Chrysididae sp., while for green-metallic bees there are Euglossini sp.

Edit: It could also be Ceratina sp.


Edited by NPLT, April 30 2021 - 3:28 AM.

Um, uh, Ants!

 

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#4 Offline ANTdrew - Posted April 30 2021 - 2:34 AM

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My guess would be an Augochlora sweat bee. These are important native pollinators, so let them go and enjoy them in your yard. Plant lots of native flowers, and you’ll see tons of these all season. Mountain mint, milkweed, goldenrods, and asters are some of their favorites.
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25  

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#5 Offline gcsnelling - Posted April 30 2021 - 2:35 AM

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Possibly Dialictus, but better images are needed.


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#6 Online Antkeeper01 - Posted April 30 2021 - 5:53 AM

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My guess would be an Augochlora sweat bee. These are important native pollinators, so let them go and enjoy them in your yard. Plant lots of native flowers, and you’ll see tons of these all season. Mountain mint, milkweed, goldenrods, and asters are some of their favorites.

are they solitary?


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#7 Online Antkeeper01 - Posted April 30 2021 - 7:06 AM

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i have a mild case of autism and i go to a center for therapy with other people and i found these is outside but not in a garden.(just because you have met 1 person with ASD doesnt mean you have met them all) also can you breed these?


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1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

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#8 Offline ANTdrew - Posted April 30 2021 - 7:38 AM

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I don't think you could breed these solitary bees in captivity. Each female creates and provisions multiple nest cells for her eggs by visiting flowers for pollen and nectar. Like I said before, make your yard a bee sanctuary, and you'll have them all over to enjoy any moment of the day.


"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25  

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#9 Offline Chickalo - Posted April 30 2021 - 7:43 AM

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I don't think you could breed these solitary bees in captivity. Each female creates and provisions multiple nest cells for her eggs by visiting flowers for pollen and nectar. Like I said before, make your yard a bee sanctuary, and you'll have them all over to enjoy any moment of the day.

I might look for plants to do this!  Can you link me an example of this?  Bees along with wasps and termites are some more arthropods I would like to try to keep as a hobby alongside my already existing ant hobby.


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#10 Online Antkeeper01 - Posted April 30 2021 - 8:03 AM

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can i collect some and release them into my garden?


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#11 Offline ANTdrew - Posted April 30 2021 - 9:29 AM

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Here are some resources I found on the Xerces Society webpage for your region:

 

https://www.xerces.o...mountain-region

 

Polinator plants for Colorado:

https://www.blogs.nr...dpmctn13085.pdf

 

Native Plants of Colorado:

https://www.wildflow...p?collection=CO


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#12 Online Antkeeper01 - Posted April 30 2021 - 9:42 AM

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thanks for the links and can i catch some and release them into my garden?


1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

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#13 Offline ANTdrew - Posted April 30 2021 - 10:17 AM

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Yes, you probably could, but they may have already started provisioning nests at the site where you found them. If you plant lots of native pollinator plants, I guarantee they will come to you.


"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25  

Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.


#14 Online Antkeeper01 - Posted April 30 2021 - 11:33 AM

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Yes, you probably could, but they may have already started provisioning nests at the site where you found them. If you plant lots of native pollinator plants, I guarantee they will come to you.

its 20 minutes away


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