Medium
Photo © bbehrmann, all rights reserved
Butler County, US-OH, US (Google, OSM) Details Hide details

Description

Taken at Fairfield library.

Logo eee 15px

Comments & Identifications

Thumb

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 over 4 years ago (Flag)
Thumb

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 over 4 years ago (Flag)
Thumb

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 over 4 years ago (Flag)
Thumb
Posted by katydid over 4 years ago (Flag)
Thumb

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 over 4 years ago (Flag)
Thumb
Posted by bbehrmann over 4 years ago (Flag)
Thumb
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 6 months ago (Flag)
Sign in or Sign up to add comments
Sign in or Sign up to add identifications
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)
About
katydid 1 person agrees
Eastern Carpenter Bee - Photo (c) Tom McC., some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
mdwarriner's ID: Eastern Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa virginica)
Logo eee 15px
Logo eee 15px
Logo eee 15px

Data Quality Assessment

Needs ID
Details Hide details
Logo eee 15px
Observation © Barry W. Behrmann II
Cc by small some rights reserved
Pin it button
Member of the iNaturalist Network   |   Powered by iNaturalist open source software