Cuckoo Bee, we believe

Subject: stripes and red legs Location: coastal South Carolina USA June 4, 2017 7:20 pm Hi Bugman! Thanks for the great website! I took this photo of a cutie-pie with stripes and red legs on Memorial Day in my bed of native plants from coastal South Carolina. The primary flowers blooming nearby were Stokes aster … Read more

Cuckoo Bee, NOT Ant Queen Kidnapping Wasp

Subject: Is This a Yellow Jacket? Location: Tacoma, WA June 7, 2016 5:07 pm Due to a bee hive having been completely destroyed last Summer, I have been more attentive to Yellow Jackets this Spring. This one I am having trouble finding information on. The 3 pictures attached are all I”m able to get, as … Read more

Possibly Cuckoo Bee from the UK

Subject: small insect on marjoram Location: Cardiff, Wales, UK September 21, 2015 2:12 am Hi, I photographed this insect on a marjoram plant in the wales, UK, and can’t find anything that looks like it in my Collins guide. It seems to have short stubby wings and a long body This photo was taken using … Read more

Cuckoo Leafcutter Bee

Subject: cuckoo bee Location: courtice ontario August 8, 2015 12:59 pm Hi again sending this pic but I am pretty sure it is a cuckoo bee. Signature: terri Hi Terri, Thanks for sending us more wonderful images, and using our standard form makes things so much easier for us.  We went on BugGuide to verify … Read more

Neon Cuckoo Bee from Australia

Subject: Black and Blue insect Location: Canberra Botanic gardens January 29, 2013 11:00 pm Was gathering pollen the same as bee’s Signature: not signed This appears to be a Neon Cuckoo Bee, Thyreus nitidulus, which we identified on the Brisbane Insect website.  According the the Brisbane Insect website:  “The Neon Cuckoo Bee are cleptoparasitic in … Read more