Solitary Bee

rock_oak_deer(8b TX)April 28, 2013

Learning about bees in my yard, is this a solitary bee?

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charlieboring

I can't tell by the picture. I believe that if it has double wings on each side, it is a honey be and if it has a single wing on each side, it is a solitary bee.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 10:16AM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

Thank you CharlieB, I'll look at a closeup and see what if I can tell from that. Very helpful info.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 10:36PM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Honey bees, solitary bees, and bumble bees all have double wings on each side. in other words, 2 pair of wings.

Flies have one wing on each side - in other words, one pair of wings.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 12:38AM
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mccommas(z5CT)

It looks like a Yellow Jacket to me.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 8:57PM
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lola-lemon(5b East WA)

I agree it looks like a wasp.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 7:04AM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

It's a solitary native bee, not a wasp.

This post was edited by jean001a on Thu, Jul 25, 13 at 2:22

    Bookmark   July 25, 2013 at 2:21AM
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