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Taken at Fairfield library.

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A little bit closer would be nice, but it's not bad. Definitely an arthropod, maybe a bee. There are many species, so be careful when identifying it for coloration, and that it could either be a worker, queen, or drone.

Posted by nickb42697 about 5 years ago (Flag)
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Yeah, sorry I couldn't (wouldn't) get any closer to the subject. Is there a way to submit multiple photos for a single observation? It may be easier to identify with multiple angles. A friend had said it was a yellow jacket, but I knew it wasn't that. This was larger than a typical bee I've seen, and fuzzy like a bee.

If it's not obviously identifiable, should I just delete the observation?

Thanks for your feedback!

Posted by bbehrmann about 5 years ago (Flag)
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I cannot see the abdomen at all; is it shiny? If it is, then this could be a carpenter bee. I've seen them out and about already this year. If the abdomen is fuzzy or dull, this is more likely a bumble bee of some sort.

Posted by katydid about 5 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by katydid about 5 years ago (Flag)
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It was extremely fuzzy. The hairs were much longer and the bee much larger (maybe twice as large) than what I would call a typical honey bee.

Posted by bbehrmann about 5 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by bbehrmann about 5 years ago (Flag)
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Eastern Carpenter Bee - Photo (c) Tom McC., some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
mdwarriner's ID: Eastern Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa virginica)
Posted by mdwarriner 10 months ago (Flag)
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Posted by barthelemy 2 months ago (Flag)
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Eastern Carpenter Bee - Photo (c) Tom McC., some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
rjm2's ID: Eastern Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa virginica)
Posted by rjm2 13 days ago (Flag)
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Honey Bees, Bumble Bees, and Allies - Photo (c) Michael Rosenberg, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
Community ID: Honey Bees, Bumble Bees, and Allies (Family Apidae)
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Eastern Carpenter Bee - Photo (c) Tom McC., some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
mdwarriner's ID: Eastern Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa virginica)
rjm2 1 person agrees
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