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need identification of bee or wasp

Posted by picardy 6 (Ontario) (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 5, 08 at 13:12

Hi

I found this little honeycomb today on the side of my house with a few bees or wasps working hard. Can someone please tell me what they are and what I should do about them?

Also, how can I attach a pic that took of them this morning?

Thanks


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RE: need identification of bee or wasp

To post a picture you need a host site. Most of them are free. You sign up, post your pictures there, then copy and paste into the boxes below to create a link to your photo. I use photobucket.com I've given you a link to a good wasp and hornet I.D. site that might help you out. Many wasps and hornets are predators and are helpful in controlling garden pests.

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.whatsthatbug.com/wasps.html


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RE: need identification of bee or wasp

I found a nest under the overhang of my front door. It is a wee bit smaller than a tennis ball and I am quite sure it is not a bumble bee hive. It is grey in colour, and there about 4 wasps/hornets/?? working away. One is a bit larger than the rest. The question I have, is what are they.... they are unlike anything I have seen and cannot find any pics of them on the web. The have a slender body like a wasp but no stripes. Including the head, about 85% of them are black, the only colour is a few dots on the head and about 1 quarter of the tail/end of the body has the same dots,there are DEFINATELY no stripes. The spots are either white or light yellow.... has anyone seen anything like this?
Cheers


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RE: need identification of bee or wasp

This sounds like some kind of paper wasp.

Here is a link that might be useful: check this out


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