Ants, Bees and Wasps of the Maritimes (May 2014-present) Discussions (249)

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A question regarding Mason Bee houses

I have a Mason Bee house, 4 of the holes are now plugged which indicates those plugs are in use. I also know these occupied holes can be ac…

Started by Joanne Savage

5 Jul 16
Reply by Joanne Savage

An undescribed potter wasp

Undescribed species I just found an interesting potter-type wasp searching my walls (of my house). I've just started a search of BG when I…

Started by Chris Adam

4 Jul 13
Reply by Danny O'Shea

European Paper Wasp Fredericton, July 7, 2018

First NB record was in the Sussex area a couple of years ago by E.  (I couldn’t find the post to link to it here.)  This is the first one I…

Started by Danny O'Shea

2 Jul 7
Reply by Danny O'Shea

Masked Bees. Fredericton, July 1, 2018

Hylaeus sp. ( poss. H. annulatus ) This mating pair was found on the same plant as the robber fly/bee post (Here) I made the other day, whe…

Started by Danny O'Shea

0 Jul 2

Elm Sawfly [Cimbex americana] June 26/18 Quispamsis home

Found this BIG beastie floundering on the grass on the back lawn. Looks like it has the Lt forewing caught under a leg. Close encounter wit…

Started by Joanne Savage

2 Jun 26
Reply by Joanne Savage

One of them there parasitic teeny tiny fellers

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 ma…

Started by E

5 May 31
Reply by E

Cuckoo Bee (Bombus insularis) Fredericton, May 29, 2018

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…

Started by Danny O'Shea

3 May 30
Reply by Danny O'Shea

Bees and others on dandelions - 16 species! [revised]

In about an hour this afternoon (21 May 2018) I checked many "lion's tooth" flowers (dent-de-lion), better known as dandelions. I photograp…

Started by Chris Adam

2 May 22
Reply by Jimmy Dee

Nomada bee - Fredericton

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 o…

Started by Chris Adam

2 May 20
Reply by Chris Adam

Ant on a wild strawberry flower

My back yard is full of flowers now: wild strawberry, white and blue violets, forget-me-nots, and others. I spent some time on my knees thi…

Started by Chris Adam

2 May 20
Reply by Chris Adam

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