Big Bees around Abelias?

nuguy(7)July 21, 2013

I have these "Big" bees, which resemble large wasps around my abelias. They seem to be burrowing at the bottom of these plants as well. I believe that I came across their identity once and found them not to be dangerous? Can someone help with the identity?

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

My abelia has lots of bumble bees and honey bees foraging on it currently.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2013 at 12:58PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

in the plant.. or in the soil;???

google cicada killing wasps ...

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: link

    Bookmark   July 21, 2013 at 1:11PM
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nuguy(7)

Thanks. That is exactly what we have. Cicada killing wasps.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 12:48PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Cicada Killers are pretty benign when it comes to wasps. The males are very territorial but totally harmless. Females can pack a powerful sting but rarely do so....unkess you accidentally step on one like I did!

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 4:17PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Cicada Killers are pretty benign when it comes to wasps. The males are very territorial but totally harmless. Females can pack a powerful sting but rarely do so....unkess you accidentally step on one like I did!

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 4:18PM
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