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Old 07-02-2009, 07:14 PM   #1
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Default Bug ID needed please: Little guys

Can anyone tell me who these little guys are? They are on one of the Corylus americana.
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:21 AM   #2
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http://www.cirrusimage.com/hymenoptera.htm


Might want to add "Who are these" little guys or "bug ID" to the title so people can quickly see you need help w/ an id.
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:39 AM   #3
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Thanks for the tip, milkweed. I'll see if I can fix it.
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:03 PM   #4
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It's hard to see but it might be leafcutter bees.
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Might want to add "Who are these" little guys or "bug ID" to the title so people can quickly see you need help w/ an id.
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:10 PM   #6
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Thank you Fearless!
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It's hard to see but it might be leafcutter bees.
That is what they appear to be (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) - see Leaf-cutting Bees - Megachilidae Photo Gallery by Tom Murray at pbase.com for some examples. If this is indeed what they are, you may see some semi-circular sections of leaf missing - see EENY342/IN619: Leafcutting Bees, Megachilidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Megachilidae: Megachilinae)
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Some male solitary native bees gather in groups like that ,especially in the evening.
I often find them on the ratibida and the panicum.
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Suunto and Gloria, as of yesterday evening there were no cut-outs on the leaves (Suunto, I cannot help but be impressed with the symmetry of the cut-outs in the photos on the website that you recommended). Also, the bees were still there, on the same leaf. Although they were not very lively they seemed to still be alive. They don't seem to be hurting anything. They just made me curious!
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