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Solitary Bee

Posted by rock_oak_deer 8a TX (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 28, 13 at 13:56

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


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RE: 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.


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RE: Solitary Bee

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


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RE: Solitary Bee

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.


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It looks like a Yellow Jacket to me.


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I agree it looks like a wasp.


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RE: Solitary Bee

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

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


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