[PW] Unknown Insect

Luke Owens lilongjr at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 18:59:24 PDT 2016


Well, they're not Jerusalem crickets (which we do have, also); as I said,
to my eye at least, they are identical to honeybees but don't fly. I
wouldn't know about DWV, but these look like honeybees and act like ants.
And I'll need to get a camera to take a photo.

Luke

On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 2:55 PM, Ivan Van Laningham <ivanlan9 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi All--
>
> Without a picture, we have no real hope of identifying them.  There are
> thousands of bee species in the US alone.
>
> Metta,
> Ivan
>
> On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 3:20 PM, Doug Anderson <andersdo at acdl.info> wrote:
>
> > Might they be bees infected with DWV (deformed wing virus)?
> >
> > http://honeybeesuite.com/deformed-wing-virus/
> >
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 3:58 PM, Luke Owens <lilongjr at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Hi, everyone! This is for me, so there's no real hurry.
> > >
> > > I've been living in the Southern California desert for about four years
> > now
> > > and have a question about one of the insects I've been seeing.
> > >
> > > They are of a size, shape, and appearance as a honeybee, but they don't
> > > fly. The wings are apparently vestigial. They seem to congregate in
> > groups,
> > > though sometimes wander off on their own. I don't know if they have
> hives
> > > or not. I also don't know if they sting.
> > >
> > > Does anyone know about these things, at least what they're called? I
> can
> > > take either a generic or species name and look them up, but I need at
> > least
> > > that much information.
> > >
> > > Thank you all in advance!
> > >
> > > Luke
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