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JohnStrickland Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by JohnStrickland Atlanta, Georgia, USA8 years ago

Yes it is! Could call martinl. Martin you appear to have a beautiful saddleback in your picture.

JohnStrickland Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by JohnStrickland Winfield, Illinois, USA8 years ago

It's definitely a weevil of some kind, but you can't make out any markings in the picture to identify it.

JohnStrickland Unnamed spotting
Unnamed spotting commented on by JohnStrickland Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA8 years ago

There is no way that is a bumblebee. If it is, then it is the first bald bumblebee I have ever seen. Lol

JohnStrickland Common Yellowjacket
Common Yellowjacket commented on by JohnStrickland Georgia, USA8 years ago

I appreciate the update on the species name. I have an old reference and did not know. I will investigate your other picture when I get home today. I wondered if you had been to Jackson Lake because we are loaded with German wasps here. Apparently they outcompete the common Yellowjacket due to almost no sightings anymore. Be in touch soon. Thanks for the correction.

JohnStrickland Cicada Killer
Cicada Killer commented on by JohnStrickland Derby, Kansas, USA8 years ago

Actually it is more of an ovipositor than a stinger. You can handle them. They are very docile, but scare and intimidate people due to their size.

JohnStrickland House centipede
House centipede commented on by JohnStrickland Kentucky, USA8 years ago

They are crazy fast! Did you see it run by chance?

JohnStrickland Common Yellowjacket
Common Yellowjacket commented on by JohnStrickland Georgia, USA8 years ago

Honestly I didn't either until my dog got stung by a bunch of them. They actually wound up being German Wasps. They look just like a yellow jacket to many people. I discovered a lot of info when I investigated that. I normally never comment to anyone. Some people get very hostile believe it or not. I took an entomology class last semester , and there was some discussion of the German wasps because they are an exotic invasive species. They have 3 dots on their heads, and that is the easiest way to identify. Have you ever been to Jackson Lake before?

JohnStrickland Common Yellowjacket
Common Yellowjacket commented on by JohnStrickland Georgia, USA8 years ago

Southern variants do not have a vertical bar medial to the eyes.

JohnStrickland Hummingbird moth
Hummingbird moth commented on by JohnStrickland St. Albans, Vermont, USA8 years ago

I am so jealous. I have been trying to see one of these for a few years now. Awesome find for you. They are gorgeous aren't they?

JohnStrickland Green stink bug nymph
Green stink bug nymph commented on by JohnStrickland Los Angeles, California, USA8 years ago

I found it. Good call on it being a nymph.

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