What might this bee?

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Old 06-18-20, 06:27 AM
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What might this bee?

Sorry, a play on words, lol. I found three dead ones in a corner of a windowsill. They look like a bee of some sort, because of the yellow stripes, but not really sure. Never saw these before.




 
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maybe some kind of hornet ??
 
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Old 06-18-20, 06:36 AM
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It would bee interesting to know if the stripes on bees and bugs have a meaning or could be used to identify.
 
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maybe some kind of hornet ??
Maybe young ones? Forgot to put a coin next to it before I took a pic to compare size. Seemed small for a hornet, but maybe a different species of one. I've been seeing a lot of new bugs lately.
It was probably between a 1/2" and 1" long. Definitely not an inch tho.
 
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Old 06-18-20, 07:39 AM
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Looks like a mason wasp, there are lots of kinds.

https://bugguide.net/node/view/249

You find their mud nests in exterior walls, soffits, roofs, behind siding, etc.
 
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I didn't realize it was that small .... not that I'd cull them when spraying insecticide [other than honey bees]
 
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....or euodynerus or odynerus. There are differences in male and female... you'd have to be a scientist to identify it exactly.

European tube wasp maybe. (Ancistrocerus gazella) I'm obviously just guessing. Theres only about 25,000 kinds. LOL
 
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I didn't realize it was that small
Yeah, my bad for not giving the size in the first place.

Looks like a mason wasp
Possibly. Looks pretty close. Question is, what are they doing in my house?? Seem to be outdoor bugs. Not even sure how they got in. Must have been an accident. Maybe they were trying to get back out and that's why they were dead next to the window.

....or euodynerus or odynerus
Say what, lol?? That's over my head.

 
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Looks to be a wasp of some sort. Probably got caught in your house and couldn't figure his way out. Or it could be a hornet for all I know.
 
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I dont know what it is. Doesn't resemble a hornet that much but it does resemble a cicada killer in some of the images. The black coloration with lighter stripes does match up with some of the images. Not typical behavior for cicada killers though. If you don't see anymore, don't worry about it. Probably just incidental.
 
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Thanks. I hope it's just a one time thing.
 
 

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