Subject: Clumsy mountain bee
Location: Ola, Idaho
April 29, 2013 10:16 pm
Here is a bee I photographed in a patch of Mule’s Ear. There were two other varieties of bee out that day, but these are the only ones that would stay still for a photo. I took these in late April at an elevation around 4000 feet near Ola, Idaho.
Signature: Buck Rekow
We do not recognize your Bee and we haven’t time to research its identity prior to posting. Perhaps one of our readers can supply a comment regarding the identity of this Solitary Bee.
Update: Probably a Sawfly
Thanks to a comment from Austin, we took a closer look, and while we still cannot provide a species, we believe Austin is correct that this is a Sawfly. The clubbed antennae seem pretty convincing.
2 thoughts on “Bee or Sawfly??”
This looks like a sawfly (suborder Symphyta) to me
Wow, really. We will look up some photos. Thanks so much.