Eastern Carpenter Bee

Subject: Flying insect outside
Location: Northern New Jersey, Bergen County
May 28, 2016 2:09 pm
There are lots of these flying inspects in my yard. Some kind of bee, hornet? Should I be worried about them stinging me or my kids?
Thank You
Signature: BuggingOut

Eastern Carpenter Bee
Eastern Carpenter Bee

Dear Bugging Out,
This is an Eastern Carpenter Bee, which you can verify by comparing your individual to this and other BugGuide images.  Though they are not aggressive, female Eastern Carpenter Bees are capable of stinging.  We are postdating your submission to go live to our site in mid-June while we are out of the office.

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