Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Spotting

Description:

About the size of a bumblebee but all black in color. Smooth black shiny body (no fuzz or hair).

Habitat:

Was spotted near a drainage ditch hanging around with the wild flowers.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

4 Comments

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 9 years ago

Can anyone help to identify this black (hairless) large bee?

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 9 years ago

Thank you Francis

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 9 years ago

Thank you NRumbaugh, those all appear to have fuzzy (or hairy) backs. This one was a smooth body bee, didn't appear to be fuzzy like a bumblebee, just big like one. Very shiny black and smooth. I should have included that in the description.

NRumbaugh
NRumbaugh 9 years ago

I would guess it is some sort of mason bee -
http://bugguide.net/node/view/14967/bgpa...

MaryEvans2
Spotted by
MaryEvans2

Tallahassee, Florida, USA

Spotted on May 4, 2012
Submitted on May 4, 2012

Spotted for Mission

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team