I don't remember the last time I saw a sweat bee. I have not seen a bumble bee this year, and only one carpenter bee so far... Few lady bugs, no mantises, no walking sticks, not even very many flies. We had lightning bugs (fireflies) and lots of mosquito last year, (gotta get a bat house up,) but I remember when taking a road trip in the summer meant scraping the bug guts off your windshield every time you stopped for gas. I drive from Indy to Western PA several times a year and almost never see one on the windshield anymore.
On the other hand honebee swarm calls are definitely up for me this year. Is it the weather? Nature trying to regain equilibrium? Or just better public awareness of honebees? If nothing else, the CCD scare has helped educate the public somewhat. Every caller I get talks about it.