A discussion group for exploring the fascinating insect group that are the ants, bees, wasps (Order Hymenoptera) and their allies.
*** Please post only species seen/found in the Canadian Maritimes.
Latest Activity: May 31
Was hoping that perhaps someone recognized this right off the bat.Can't tell you the size other than tiny. Maybe 1mm?Only pictures I managed. Second is blurry, but maybe shows a key feature…Continue
This flew around my head a couple of times today, and initially I thought it was the common B. impatiens; but after it landed I noticed the yellow patches on towards the tip of the abdomen. So I…Continue
In about an hour this afternoon (21 May 2018) I checked many "lion's tooth" flowers (dent-de-lion), better known as dandelions. I photographed an incredible 16 species of insects on these flowers,…Continue
I guess this is a Nomada bee, first seen this year by Jimmy. I got some blurry pics on 18 May and 23 May for the last two years, but this one is the best yet. Just one bee hanging around the same…Continue
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