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Feb 19, 2012 17:34 |  #1

I was looking back over some photos I took last summer and found this. Its a bad shot of a bee, but what the heck is that around its abdomen? it looks like a metal wire.

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Feb 20, 2012 07:13 |  #2

Nice collection of pollen.




  
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Feb 20, 2012 09:35 |  #3

Whoops! didn't read your entire comment. It almost looks like the skin beneath the hair reflecting as the hair parts. Or a belt to keep his pants up :-D




  
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Feb 20, 2012 14:26 |  #4

Looks like a carpenter bee. Not sure what other options there are out there.


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Feb 20, 2012 19:56 |  #5

Kevan wrote in post #13930337 (external link)
Looks like a carpenter bee. Not sure what other options there are out there.

I agree Carpenter Bee they love my house.




  
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Feb 20, 2012 20:34 |  #6

Think we have these bees where we live we call them yellow jackets ! Nice capture


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Feb 20, 2012 20:39 |  #7

Carpenter Bee's in my area normally have a shiny strip on them. You can normally see it reflecting on bright days.




  
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Feb 21, 2012 17:13 |  #8

FNH wrote in post #13932557 (external link)
Carpenter Bee's in my area normally have a shiny strip on them. You can normally see it reflecting on bright days.

That's interesting I have never seen this before I thought maybe some kid tied a piece of fishing line around him but could not figure out how you would do that without getting stung.


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Feb 23, 2012 14:20 |  #9

Well, you could capture it, put it in a jar, fill that jar with helium or something. Then once it's sedated you could pick it up and have enough time to do so.




  
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Feb 23, 2012 20:19 |  #10

Mercer29 wrote in post #13932523 (external link)
Think we have these bees where we live we call them yellow jackets ! Nice capture

This is what a yellow jacket looks like in your area ...[URL="http://en.wikipe​dia.org/wiki/Yellowjac​ket"]YellowJacket (external link)


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Feb 24, 2012 13:53 |  #11

It's a bumble bee. The segments of the body have no hair and the light is reflected off the dark body to look silver. I have attached a link for a US Forest Service PDF on Eastern US bumble bees. It is a rather large file and takes a while to fully load. Note the photo on page 11, you can see the same reflection from the body segment that appears to be silver.
http://www.fs.fed.us …ts/BumbleBeeGui​de2011.pdf (external link)




  
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