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Big Bees around Abelias?

Posted by nuguy SC (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 21, 13 at 12:16

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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RE: Big Bees around Abelias?

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


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RE: Big Bees around Abelias?

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

google cicada killing wasps ...

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: link


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RE: Big Bees around Abelias?

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


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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!


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RE: Big Bees around Abelias?

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!


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