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Eastern Flower Fly (Syrphus knabi)

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vcharny

Date

September 27, 2021 12:34 PM CDT

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Western Brush Cricket (Hoplosphyrum boreale)

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tiwane

Date

October 23, 2021 07:06 PM PDT

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Curve-faced Windscorpions (Family Ammotrechidae)

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tiwane

Date

October 23, 2021 06:57 PM PDT

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Bornean Frogmouth (Batrachostomus mixtus)

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jann_borneo

Date

August 2017

Description

Genus: Batrachostomus
Species :mixtus Sharpe, 1892.
Common name : Bornean Frogmouth.
It is fomerly considered conspecific with B.poliolophus but lacks extensive white on underparts, male has a much darker crown and female more contrastingly rich rufous. Vocalizations yet to be analysed in depth. It is considered to be monotypic.

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Abisko Aphideater (Eupeodes abiskoensis)

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jgatten

Date

August 10, 2016 11:16 AM PDT

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garyallport

Date

March 7, 2020 04:37 PM SAST

Description

An insect that I presume is a mosquito landing and feeding on a Javan Frogmouth

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Northern African Snout (Libythea labdaca)

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rogerioferreira

Date

February 3, 2019 12:07 PM CET

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False Fritillary (Pseudargynnis hegemone)

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rogerioferreira

Date

February 2, 2019 11:22 AM CET

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Chandler's Cloak-and-dagger Nomia (Nomia chandleri)

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rogerioferreira

Date

April 30, 2018 03:25 PM CET

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derektakefoto

Date

September 26, 2021 12:13 PM HKT

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derektakefoto

Date

October 3, 2021 11:58 AM HKT

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Fly Pirates (Genus Bengalia)

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wynand_uys

Date

February 9, 2017

Description

Fly Pirates rob Droptail Ants


Two days ago I was surprised to see flies of the genus Bengalia robbing false army ants of their larvae. Then I noticed that wherever there were ants of any species collecting food, there were Fly Pirates in attendance. The flies were robbing ants of whatever they picked up: Bits of flowers, seeds, or any organic material. Since there seemed to be an abundance of such snacks lying around on the forest floor, I started wondering why the flies couldn't simply gather their own food. Perhaps the flies saved labour by letting the ants discern edible stuff from the rest. So I ran a little experiment. What if I presented the flies with something that was obviously a good meal, like grated cheese?

So I place some cheese within view/smell of the flies. No reaction!
In no time at all some droptail ants started breaking up the cheese gratings for easier transport back to their nest. The flies observed but kept their distance.

OBSERVATION: The flies ONLY become interested once the ants start carrying the cheese cuttings.
Before that, the flies observed the ants intently. At one stage a fly perched atop a passing duo of Toktokkies (busy trying to sort out their reproductive plumbing), enjoying a touring view of the feasting place. There were ample bits of cheese unattended, close to the flies, but their interest was focused only on the ants. Once an ant started moving a piece of cheese, a fly or two would start harassing it. Sometimes a tug of war ensued and sometimes the ant would let go and charge the fly, which then retreated. On some occasions the fly would take the fight into the air, gripping the cheese with its forelegs trying to shake the ants off. If that failed, it would drop the ant and cheese quite violently to the ground and then try and separate cheese from ant. On some occasions the fly would simply start feeding on a chunk of cheese while the ant was underway, not trying to separate it from the ant. The irritated ant would then drop the cheese and shoo the fly away (see gif animation).

What struck me was that the flies treated the droptails with less respect than the false army ants. The droptails have stingers, no? The false army ants have no stingers and are blind, but seem to have powerful mandibles and are quick movers.

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Fly Pirates (Genus Bengalia)

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derektakefoto

Date

October 3, 2021 09:28 AM HKT

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flippie1971

Date

September 28, 2019 05:13 AM SAST

Description

Small, shiny green fly photographed in the early morning. Size around 4-5mm I would guess.

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Short-tailed Aphideater (Eupeodes pomus)

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jencross

Date

June 19, 2021 12:51 PM HST

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Iberian Scorpion (Buthus ibericus)

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rui_andrade

Date

November 16, 2014 03:51 PM WET

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rui_andrade

Date

April 15, 2013

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backyard_ecology

Date

July 28, 2021 02:27 PM CDT

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treegrow

Date

October 13, 2021 06:02 PM EDT

Description

Near very juicy rotting mushrooms.

In both sexes of M. flaviventris, the vein forming the anterior portion of the discal cell between crossvein r-m and the point where the free portion of M1 originates is very faint. In both M. flavicornis and M. polita, this vein is well developed and distinctly visible. Also, the middle femur in M. flaviventris is wholly yellow, while it is marked with black to nearly wholly black in M. flavicornis and M. polita. Woodley, 2009

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LLF

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Dark-winged Fungus Gnats (Family Sciaridae)

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treegrow

Date

October 13, 2021 06:14 PM EDT

Description

Near very juicy rotting mushrooms.

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Aphids (Family Aphididae)

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treegrow

Date

October 13, 2021 06:18 PM EDT

Description

On Securigera varia

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Striped Swamp Fly (Eurimyia lineata)

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ralphma

Date

September 3, 2019 11:15 AM UTC

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What

Long-nosed Swamp Fly (Eurimyia stipata)

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bugzilla

Date

May 22, 2021 08:23 AM EDT

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Striped Swamp Fly (Eurimyia lineata)

Date

June 1, 2014 02:47 PM CEST

Description

June 2014.
Vejle, Denmark.

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Long-nosed Swamp Fly (Eurimyia stipata)

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rogue_biologist

Date

June 8, 2020 07:52 PM EDT

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Long-nosed Swamp Fly (Eurimyia stipata)

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owenstrickland

Date

August 4, 2020 02:49 PM EDT

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Striped Swamp Fly (Eurimyia lineata)

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connietaylor

Date

June 19, 2017 04:23 PM AKDT

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Long-nosed Swamp Fly (Eurimyia stipata)

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nbdragonflyguy

Date

June 19, 2018 10:39 AM ADT

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What

Gray-banded Marsh Fly (Helophilus bottnicus)

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robertweeden

Date

May 24, 2021 03:49 PM AKDT

Description

This is called Helophilus alaskensis in ARCTOS, which has one record from Circle and several from Palmer.

Identified at BugGuide by Bill Dean. https://bugguide.net/node/view/1972421#3248622

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Gall and Forest Midges (Family Cecidomyiidae)

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thebeachcomber

Date

October 17, 2021 11:49 AM AEDT

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Long-nosed Swamp Fly (Eurimyia stipata)

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scottking

Date

June 6, 2018 02:05 PM CDT

Description

Long-nosed Swamp Fly
on Blue Flag
Cowling Arboretum
Northfield, Minnesota

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vinisouza128

Date

October 15, 2021 06:20 AM -03

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Greenleaf Five-Eyes (Chamaesaracha coronopus)

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richardlb

Date

May 25, 2019 11:40 AM MDT

Description

leaves linear to narrowly oblong-lanceolate

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Greenleaf Five-Eyes (Chamaesaracha coronopus)

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paulheinrich

Date

August 29, 2021 02:09 PM MST

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lau_san

Date

April 9, 2020

Description

Parecido a una polilla, tenía un par de alas y seis patas. Lo curioso es la posición de sus dos patas delanteras similares a antenas.

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dr_robert

Date

March 7, 2021 02:00 PM NZDT

Description

Swept by day in shady ridgetop forest at about 400 m a.s.l.

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Small Honey Ant (Prenolepis imparis)

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molanic

Date

October 2021

Description

Farming aphids on hibiscus flower buds.

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catherine_g

Date

May 25, 2020 03:30 PM CDT

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portioid

Date

September 20, 2017 04:41 PM HKT

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Meniscus Midges (Family Dixidae)

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xiaodoudou

Date

April 22, 2021 09:51 AM CST

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simon_oliver

Date

October 14, 2021 02:44 PM CEST

Description

Exuvium

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vinisouza128

Date

October 15, 2021 03:07 AM -03

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What

Silver-banded Hairstreak (Chlorostrymon simaethis)

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mokperu

Date

January 2021

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What

Silver-banded Hairstreak (Chlorostrymon simaethis)

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lucaskaminski

Date

January 28, 2013 05:40 PM -02

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milind_bhakare

Date

September 21, 2020 07:54 AM IST

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Canadian Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

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elfaulkner

Date

September 4, 2016 11:01 AM CDT

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What

Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus)

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christine123

Date

July 12, 2008 10:44 AM EDT

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What

Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus)

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christine123

Date

June 26, 2015 01:04 PM EDT

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nikhil18

Date

March 27, 2019 09:52 AM IST

Description

Thorn insect

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Winged and Once-winged Insects (Subclass Pterygota)

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atlasbeetle

Date

May 1, 2020 03:20 PM UTC

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Garden Soldier Fly (Exaireta spinigera)

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romitodelmonte

Date

October 10, 2021 10:22 AM -03

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Date

October 14, 2021 07:02 PM -03

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Short-tailed Aphideater (Eupeodes pomus)

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molanic

Date

October 2021

Description

Found on hibiscus flower buds with ants farming aphids.

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Elegant Flies (Genus Meromacrus)

Date

July 9, 2021 01:55 PM -03

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Elegant Flies (Genus Meromacrus)

Date

November 11, 2020 12:16 PM -03

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What

Striped Swamp Fly (Eurimyia lineata)

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dougnaturalist

Date

June 6, 2021 01:53 PM UTC

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Mydas Flies (Family Mydidae)

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ayube

Date

August 28, 2021 09:53 PM UTC

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White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus)

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gunwinger

Date

October 12, 2021 05:38 PM UTC

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michelledelaloye

Date

October 27, 2016 06:09 PM -03

Description

Tanto larva como hormigas se encontraban debajo de una piedra.

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Short-tailed Aphideater (Eupeodes pomus)

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bob15noble

Date

May 30, 2021 02:48 PM EDT

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Malachite (Siproeta stelenes)

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lucaskaminski

Date

October 22, 1994 01:19 PM -02

Description

O adulto foi observado em pequenas flores amareladas, parecidas com maria-mole (Guapira opposita) dentro da mata, na hora mais quente do dia.

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jcabbott

Date

March 9, 2017 10:37 PM CST

Description

Blind Silverfish (Battigrassiella wheeleri) found in association with Solenopsis invicta
United States: Alabama: Tuscaloosa Co.
Moundville Archaeological Park; Moundville
8-Mar-2017
J.C. Abbott #2901

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matthew_wills

Date

August 6, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

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currenfrasch

Date

June 5, 2020 11:50 AM CDT

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renko

Date

June 24, 2021 12:43 PM CEST

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hydaticus

Date

October 4, 2015 01:41 PM CDT

Description

Likely an undescribed species: https://bugguide.net/node/view/1472700

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Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)

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justinfoucart

Date

January 9, 2021 10:02 AM CST

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siddantas

Date

July 8, 2021 08:16 PM -04

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Branded Imperial (Eooxylides tharis)

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budak

Date

April 20, 2021 11:17 AM +08

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kfinn

Date

May 19, 2021 06:56 PM SAST

Description

Found in arid savannah (thornveld) around house.

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alexdreyer

Date

December 28, 2014

Description

Furry flying peanut


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alexdreyer

Date

December 15, 2014

Description

Furry flying peanut 2


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Lesser Banded Hornet (Vespa affinis)

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philbenstead

Date

April 14, 2018 02:51 AM CEST

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Lesser Banded Hornet (Vespa affinis)

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talibzuo

Date

August 15, 2021 11:26 AM HKT

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Lesser Banded Hornet (Vespa affinis)

Date

October 5, 2021 09:25 AM IST

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Blackjacket (Vespula consobrina)

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jrheinen

Date

August 26, 2021 11:41 AM CDT

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Red Dwarf-Honey Bee (Apis florea)

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limhongyao

Date

February 1, 2020 10:34 AM +08

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Red Dwarf-Honey Bee (Apis florea)

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skamtebord

Date

October 2, 2021 11:50 AM +08

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Yellow-faced Bumble Bee (Bombus vosnesenskii)

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iancruickshank

Date

July 30, 2021 09:45 AM PDT

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What

Yellow-faced Bumble Bee (Bombus vosnesenskii)

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rwr

Date

August 6, 2021 02:52 PM HST

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Yellow-faced Bumble Bee (Bombus vosnesenskii)

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sedgequeen

Date

August 14, 2021 11:23 AM PDT

Description

E. E. Wilson Wildlife Area. I believe this is Bombus vosnesenskii and that we can eliminate the possibility of B. caliginosus because the abdomen is black, lacking yellow hairs on some segments. On Lathyrus latifolius.

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Yellow-faced Bumble Bee (Bombus vosnesenskii)

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sprcrkwild

Date

August 27, 2021 01:30 PM PDT

Description

Large female actively foraging on a colorful border of Zinnias

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Yellow-faced Bumble Bee (Bombus vosnesenskii)

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wendy5

Date

August 28, 2021 12:33 PM PDT

Description

At first the California Poppies were empty of pollinators, and then several had Bombus vosnesenskii (Yellow-faced Bumble Bee) flying into them. Some have masses of waxy orange poppy pollen accumulated on their hind legs.

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Yellow-faced Bumble Bee (Bombus vosnesenskii)

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alliejudy

Date

August 30, 2021 04:44 PM PDT

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Yellow-faced Bumble Bee (Bombus vosnesenskii)

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kgnojewski

Date

September 19, 2021 01:03 PM PDT

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What

Yellow-faced Bumble Bee (Bombus vosnesenskii)

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sprcrkwild

Date

September 24, 2021 12:10 PM PDT

Description

Possibly a Queen?

On Zinnia

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Common Carder Bee (Bombus pascuorum)

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wolfgangbacher

Date

September 25, 2021 04:57 PM UTC

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Common Carder Bee (Bombus pascuorum)

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mirko_tomasi

Date

October 2, 2021 06:31 PM CEST

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Common Carder Bee (Bombus pascuorum)

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karimstrohriegl

Date

October 2021

Place

Austria (Google, OSM)

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What

Common Carder Bee (Bombus pascuorum)

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nadjabaum

Date

October 2, 2021 04:33 PM CEST

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felicitycrouch

Date

April 25, 2020 08:42 AM SAST

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dloarie

Date

April 8, 2012

Description

A Spider Wasp

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Two-colored Orange Spider Wasp (Cryptocheilus bicolor)

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siene

Date

January 2017

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What

Two-colored Orange Spider Wasp (Cryptocheilus bicolor)

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larney

Date

December 3, 2020 08:24 AM AEST

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Two-colored Orange Spider Wasp (Cryptocheilus bicolor)

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cinclosoma

Date

January 5, 2016 10:57 AM AEDT

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greglasley

Date

September 2, 2013

Description

Tarantula Hawk
genus is Pepsis
unknow species without a specimen
Rattlesnake Springs,
Carlsbad Caverns National Park,
Eddy Co., New Mexico
2 September 2013

32.1097
-104.4721

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kathleenkent

Date

September 17, 2019 09:41 AM PDT

Description

Bluebird Meadow, Heritage Ranch, Sept 17, 2019

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eduardocastillo

Date

May 2, 2020 04:42 PM EDT

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old-bean-adams

Date

May 9, 2020 02:43 PM EDT

Description

Orlando Wetlands Park

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tshahan

Description

amazing! wish i had gotten better photos. another dark blue pompilid was buzzing around on the same plant