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MrILoveTheAnts
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« on: May 30, 2007, 10:23:58 PM »

Honey bee sipping at our pond, a pond plant in bloom floats by.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v735/mrilovetheants/Bees/PondFlower3.jpg

Wood Wasp
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v735/mrilovetheants/Bees/WoodWasp3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v735/mrilovetheants/Bees/WoodWasp2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v735/mrilovetheants/Bees/WoodWasp.jpg

A small bee, I think it is a leaf cutter bee but could easily be some sort of ground dwelling bee. The plant is a Philadelphus.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v735/mrilovetheants/Bees/BlackBee.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v735/mrilovetheants/Bees/BlackBee2.jpg

Not a good photo but you get the idea of the bees green color.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v735/mrilovetheants/Bees/GreenBee.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2007, 12:51:18 PM »

Impresionante. The world is full of beauty and perfect miniatures.
You have been working hard. Thanks.
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2007, 05:04:09 PM »

those wood wasps are soooooooooooointeresting looking--
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lets throw it in the air and see which  way it splatters
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2007, 02:22:34 PM »

I've just learned that the Wood Wasp and whatever the green one are pictured above, are actually parasitic. Their hosts are beetles and groups and such that are living inside the tree. I suppose they are actually beneficial.
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2007, 04:15:07 PM »

oh my goodness, such beautiful creatures!!
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2007, 10:24:15 AM »

MrILoveTheAnts.  What wonderful pictures.  that wood wasp sure is a strange looking little creature now isn't it?  I loved the green one.  Parasitic, awesome, we need that to destroy the Western Pine Beetle that is destroying so many acres of pine trees in our British Columbia forests.  That beetle has caused widespread devastation.  The only upside to the pine tree loss is that the lumber is very special, they call it "denim" pine because of the bluish colour to the lumber  rolleyes  Have a wonderful day, great life, love this life you're livin'.  Cindi
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2007, 11:57:33 AM »

That beetle sounds awful. Sounds like good wood but I imagen it's full of holes from all the grubs eating through it.

I read online that the Green one is a parasite of solitary bees similar to it's size. They locate holes to solitary bees (such as the ones on the flower pictured above) and lay their eggs in the pollen while the bee is out. It's neat how similar Bees are to Birds. In both we find young sometimes helping their parents out with their next generation before setting off and rearing their own children.
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