[PW] Unknown Insect

Bg7728 bg7728 at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 31 10:51:15 PDT 2016


Take a good photo and send it to www.whatsthatbug.com. Or see if you can find it on that site.  Another good insect site is bugguide.net. 

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> On Mar 30, 2016, at 10:07 PM, Mike Hindin <mike.hindin at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Picture would be helpful. You can also google insects and Southern
> California?
> 
> Michael N Hindin, MPH
> St Louis Park, MN 55426
> 
>> On Mar 30, 2016 2:58 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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