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ID for flying insect


Best Answer Swirlysnowflake , June 4 2021 - 11:19 AM

Some type of solitary bee most likely

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#1 Offline ZTYguy - Posted June 4 2021 - 10:57 AM

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I have no idea what this is but I just caught it like 2 minutes ago around 11:45 am in my pool. It is a shiny black with a semi gold tinted gaster or abdomen. It also resembles a wasp but not sure.

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#2 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted June 4 2021 - 11:05 AM

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Looks like some kind of bee, probably solitary



#3 Offline Broncos - Posted June 4 2021 - 11:14 AM

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I see these all the time in my pool, I too, would like to know what it is.


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#4 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted June 4 2021 - 11:19 AM   Best Answer

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Some type of solitary bee most likely


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#5 Offline ANTdrew - Posted June 4 2021 - 1:17 PM

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Some sort of Halictid bee. Probably soil nesting and definitely solitary.
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