Learning about bees in my yard, is this a solitary bee?
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.
Thank you CharlieB, I'll look at a closeup and see what if I can tell from that. Very helpful info.
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.
It looks like a Yellow Jacket to me.
I agree it looks like a wasp.
It's a solitary native bee, not a wasp.
This post was edited by jean001a on Thu, Jul 25, 13 at 2:22