Longhorned Bees

Subject: honey bees?? or wasps? Location: detroit, michigan, u.s.a. April 5, 2017 7:44 pm every spring (now later march early april) i get many of the attached ?bees? all over my kid’s bright yellow slide. they also hover all over the buds of my maple trees. i used to spray to kill them and then … Read more

Female Two-Spotted Longhorned Bee

Subject: Black Bee Location: Faribault County, Minnesota August 9, 2016 12:12 pm Greetings, What’s that Bug Volunteers! I am happy to say the bug activity in my Rain Garden is finally picking up. I was wondering how long that would take, so I am now relieved. I watched a Leaf Cutter Bee cut a leaf … Read more

Longhorned Bee

Subject: California bee? Location: Walnut Creek CA open space. March 9, 2016 5:46 pm I thought when I took this picture that this was a fly, but it isn’t. Is it a native California bee? I like those antennae. Signature: Dirk Muehlner Dear Dirk, This is a male Longhorned Bee in the tribe Eucerini, and … Read more

Longhorned Bee from Canada

Subject: Weird Bee Location: LaSalle, Ontario Canada November 19, 2015 4:38 pm Hello, I am contacting you because in August I got a photo of this white bee with green eyes. I live in extreme south Ontario in Essex county if you want to know where I saw it. This bee was the size of … Read more

Longhorned Bees: Bachelor Party

Subject: Bee I.D. help, please! Location: Bridgeport, CT August 7, 2015 7:21 am Hello! I would love your help in identifying this cluster of bees I spotted in the early morning on one of my sunflowers. Someone I asked thought they were long-horned bees. Could that be right? Thanks! Signature: Kate Dear Katy, We agree … Read more