Mason Bee with Mites

Subject:  Black bug with wings and 6 legs Geographic location of the bug:  Denton texas Date: 03/03/2018 Time: 03:37 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Just curious as to what this is. How you want your letter signed:  Justin Dear Justin, The large insect in your images is some species of Hymenopteran, most likely … Read more

Mason Bee

Subject: Carpenter bee? Location: Albuquerque, NM July 10, 2017 12:48 pm Hi – This bee was climbing in a hole the size of my pinkie in a wooden overhang. It was painted, but im not sure if the bee created this hole or the prior owner had drilled a hole leaving exposed wood. It was … Read more

Probably Leaf-Cutter Bee

Subject: Washington State Solitary Bee Location: Washington, USA June 23, 2016 11:40 pm I found this odd unfurred black bee roaming around while we were planting flowers, and we figured it must be some sort of solitary bee, as there was only one at the time. Signature: Wesley Grubbs Dear Wesley, We believe this is … Read more