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Florida's Native Bees and Wasps

Florida's Native Bees and Wasps

America's native bees and wasps are finally getting the attention they have long deserved- they have been pollinating our crops and gardens for eons- and doing it better, faster, and more efficiently than the imported european honeybee! Florida has some incredible wasps and native bees- we just need to stop and pay attention to them. Don't worry- most of them are not aggressive unless deliberately harrassed. (Only the yellow-jackets and bald-faced hornets are undeniably hot-headed!) So, keep your eyes open, and your camera in hand, keep a cool head, and get some fantastic photos of our amazing wasps and bees! Sign in to join mission

Florida's Native Bees and Wasps
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Document as many of Florida's NATIVE wasp and bee species as possible. (The honeybee is a European import.... stick to our natives, please.)

Florida's Native Bees and Wasps

Lat: 29.11 Long: -82.01

Recent Spottings

Weevil wasp RickBohler 8 3 Weevil wasp
Cuckoo Wasp RickBohler 8 2 Cuckoo Wasp
Paper Wasp dcslaugh 2 1 Paper Wasp
Metallic Green Sweat Bee ♀ Machi 16 12 Metallic Green Sweat Bee ♀
Black and Yellow Mud Dauber nest KarenPuracan 2 1 Black and Yellow Mud Dauber nest
Ichneumon Wasp Machi 2 0 Ichneumon Wasp
Thynnid Wasp Machi 3 3 Thynnid Wasp
Scoliid wasp ♂ Machi 0 1 Scoliid wasp ♂
Unknown spotting Machi 0 2 Unknown spotting
Southern Carpenter Bee Rosa Maria 2 0 Southern Carpenter Bee
Ichneumon Wasp Machi 0 0 Ichneumon Wasp
Unknown spotting palhofm 0 0 Unknown spotting
Paper Wasp Machi 0 2 Paper Wasp
Red Wasp RickBohler 4 4 Red Wasp
Evaniidae or Ensign Wasp RickBohler 7 4 Evaniidae or Ensign Wasp
Cuckoo wasp RickBohler 14 7 Cuckoo wasp
Mud dauber nest FoxExplorer 2 0 Mud dauber nest
Paper wasp zoomiamics 4 2 Paper wasp
Paper Wasp BrianStephens 0 1 Paper Wasp
Unknown spotting Musephotos 0 0 Unknown spotting
Velvet Ant/Cow Killer Ant male RickBohler 4 0 Velvet Ant/Cow Killer Ant male
Paper Wasp Kayleigh Douglass 2 1 Paper Wasp
Red velvet ant or Cow Killer Ant RickBohler 14 16 Red velvet ant or Cow Killer Ant
Unknown spotting BrianStephens 3 2 Unknown spotting
Bumble Bee salamander425 0 1 Bumble Bee
Unknown spotting BrianStephens 1 1 Unknown spotting
Cicada Killer Karen Hileman 2 5 Cicada Killer
Unknown spotting Musephotos 1 2 Unknown spotting
Yellow Jacket BrianStephens 2 2 Yellow Jacket
Honey Bee l0c0tez 1 1 Honey Bee
cuckoo wasp RickBohler 6 0 cuckoo wasp
Sand Live Oak WASP GALL KarenPuracan 0 4 Sand Live Oak WASP GALL
Yellowjacket RickBohler 17 6 Yellowjacket
Unknown spotting KarenPuracan 0 0 Unknown spotting
Florida Scarab Hunter KarenPuracan 0 0 Florida Scarab Hunter
Black and Yellow Mud Dauber KarenPuracan 0 0 Black and Yellow Mud Dauber
Mason Bees?? KarenPuracan 0 0 Mason Bees??
Mason Bee? KarenPuracan 0 0 Mason Bee?
Oleander Caterpillar Matthew McCann 0 0 Oleander Caterpillar
Wild Honey Bees msp05f 0 1 Wild Honey Bees
Unknown spotting BrianStephens 0 0 Unknown spotting
Scarab-Hunter KarenPuracan 0 1 Scarab-Hunter
Organ Pipe Mud Dauber Nests KarenPuracan 0 0 Organ Pipe Mud Dauber Nests
Steel-blue Cricket Hunter zoomiamics 0 0 Steel-blue Cricket Hunter
Unknown spotting DraperJones 0 0 Unknown spotting
Paper Wasp SharonMagner 0 0 Paper Wasp
Unknown spotting klmoore21 0 0 Unknown spotting
Spider Wasp SharonMagner 0 0 Spider Wasp
Chalcidid Wasp Machi 0 0 Chalcidid Wasp
Unknown spotting Machi 0 0 Unknown spotting

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VickiNettlesParsons Rosa Maria JeanEvoy worthwildworld
DanielaRivera FoxExplorer SharonMagner JessicaBrown
DraperJones Zoo Miami CS darrondubose RickBohler
JenniferRoge AbbyBoldt MelissaH ReneH338
swpguy RyanNavarro MaryMiddlebrooksWhite msp05f
Musephotos Kayleigh Douglass Matthew McCann salamander425
LeafWolf Nancykim2u BrianStephens marmalito
GiovanniBonelli gabe.somarriba Leon123 EnricoPradines
auroraspalm l0c0tez BillFabian Clint3
Karen Hileman MrsPbio Zackery Eduardo Pérez
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