Hymenoptera Photos & Videos

3 hours ago

Happy World Bee Day! This is a Buff-tailed bumblebee, Bombus terrestris. Bumblebees were introduced to New Zealand as a pollinator and to fertilise crops such as red clover.

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4 hours ago

#happyworldbeeday2019 "Abeja solitaria importante polinizador de flora nativa" Entre el 85 y el 90% de las especies de abejas son solitarias. A pesar de que son un grupo muy abundante y diverso, son las menos conocidas, no solo en Colombia sino también en otros países, quizás debido a las parti-cularidades de su vida solitaria y a la dificultad de observarlas (Nates 2016). En Colombia se registran cinco familias de abejas. La familia Apidae reúne las muy conocidas abejas sociales fabricantes de miel: La abeja proveniente de áfrica-Europa Apis mellifera "abeja melifera" y las abejas sin aguijón nativas "angelitas" de la tribu Meliponini.

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5 hours ago

Abelhas; Do hábito solitário ao social verdadeiro, há por trás comportamentos de alta complexidade, para identificar quais flores visitar e como sair ou voltar ao seu abrigo. Participam de um “pequeno” universo único, fascinante e ainda pouco conhecido. Preservação e respeito são parte do caminho para sustentar a biodiversidade. #insect #insects #closeup #biologia #biology #wild #hymenoptera #diamundialdasabelhas #apidae #wildlife #bichopau #natureza #nature #natgeo #consevacao #mataatlantica #natgeobrasil #biodiversidade #biodiversity #faunabrasileira #mundoanimal #canon #zoologia #entomology #entomologia #rainforests #brazil

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It's #WorldBeeDay! Today we celebrate the birthday of the pioneering Slovenian apiarist, Anton Janša, born in 1734. Janša wrote several books about beekeeping and designed a type of new, stackable beehive. He also served as the first royal teacher of apiculture in Austria. A Janša beehive still stands at the Museum of Apiculture in @visitradolca, Slovenia. This #bee is a #MetallicSweatBee, a member of the genus #Lasioglossum, subgenus #Dialictus. Lasioglossum is the largest bee genus, containing over 1700 species. It's virtually impossible to identify one of these pretty ladies to species just from a picture. There are so many different species and so many of them look alike. Some Lasioglossum species are solitary, others are primitively eusocial, still others live communally. Some are brood parasites, who lay eggs in the nests of other bees. #Hymenoptera #Halictidae #Bee #BeeDay #insect #bug #InsectPhotography #BugPicture #macrophotography #insectmacro #invert_macro #Nature

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5 hours ago

Happy World Bee Day! This photo is a throwback to Borneo. The bee was soaking in minerals from the laundry line. The amount of biodiversity attracted to the laundry astounded me.... butterflies, wasps, bees, flies, etc... 👚🦋👕🐝👖🐞👗🕷🧦 ••• [[P.S. TOMORROW AFTERNOON on the BUGSCOPE I'm welcoming a special bee guest. 🐝🐝Meghan Barrett is back from her field work on bees and will join the live broadcast on periscope to chat about her field experience and also misconceptions about bees. Tomorrow at www.periscope.tv/isabetabug 2:30pmEST! ]] ••• #WorldBeeDay #hymenoptera #borneobugs #bees #beesline #beesofinstagram #bugscope #serangga

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- Dia Mundial das Abelhas • Embora para muitas pessoas as abelhas sejam apenas insetos amedrontadores e insignificantes isso não corresponde à realidade, apesar de pequenas, as abelhas tem grande importância ecológica pois são as principais polinizadoras da natureza, estima-se que 80% das culturas mundiais são polinizadas por apenas 2% das abelhas selvagens do planeta, então, pense aí, o que seria da humanidade se as abelhas sumissem da terra? E mesmo sendo tão importante para a vida no planeta as abelhas vem sofrendo ataques e sendo dizimadas aos milhares todos os anos pelos uso sistemáticos e irresponsável de agrotóxicos, que os "nobres deputados" da bancada ruralista querem descaradamente chamar de "defensivos fitossanitários" para tentar amenizar o verdadeiro mal que representam. Um exemplo recente dessa tragédia aconteceu no sul do país, no RS, entre dezembro/18 e janeiro/19 quando cerca de 400 milhões de abelhas foram mortas por agrotóxicos* usados na cultura de soja e que foram aplicados na época da floração, uma prática proibida tanto pelo Ministério da Agricultura quanto pelo Ibama. . * O principal suspeito é o fipronil, que entre 1994 e 1998 provocou a morte de milhares de abelhas na França, essa "coincidência" aconteceu quase 1 ano após o produto ter sido lançado no mercado europeu, caso semelhante mas de menor proporção também aconteceu na África do Sul, na Cidade do Cabo, provocando a morte de milhares de colmeias e gerando enormes prejuízos financeiros aos apicultores. O fipronil por ser lipossolúvel, solúvel em gordura, também pode contaminar leite, ovos e a carne dos animais que os consumam, por isso apesar de ser usado no combate a parasitas de animais domésticos é proibido o uso com a mesma finalidade em animais de corte, que são criados para fins de alimentação humana, mas mesmo assim em 2017 na Europa essa regra não foi respeitada o quê provocou a contaminação de milhões de ovos e acabou afetando 16 países do continente europeu, Hong-Kong e Cabo Verde. Continua nos comentários. . #abelhas #diamundialdasabelhas #agrotoxicos #agro #veneno #biologia #insetos #meliponini #hymenoptera

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9 hours ago

Same tree I found the tortoise beetle larvae on, I found these Green Long-tailed Sawfly larvae. (Lophyrotoma interrupta) That black tail looks like it could do something, but it’s just a bluff. However, you’ll notice the longer I record them, a reddish brown liquid is collecting near their faces. That’s apparently a defence mechanism, and the liquid is quite distasteful to predators. The adults of this species only live a little over a week, and although they resemble wasps and are in the same order, they don’t sting. #entomology #insect #insects #sawfly #hymenoptera #symphyta #australianinsects #nature #wildlife #sawflies

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9 hours ago

・ オオスズメバチ 女王 Vespa mandarinia 1852 The queen of Japanese giant hornet この時期に飛翔しているスズメバチ類は大概が女王バチです。 手軽に女王バチをゲットしたい方は今の時期がチャンス!! ・ #昆虫 #昆虫採集 #昆虫標本 #蜂 #ハチ #オオスズメバチ #大雀蜂 #ハチ目 #蜂目 #スズメバチ科 #スズメバチ #虫 #虫部 #ムシスタグラム #虫取りグラム #女王バチ #Hymenoptera #Vespidae #Vespamandarinia #Asiangianthornet #japanesegianthornet #queenbee #insects #insect #hornet #entomology #naturegram #жуков #насекомое #пчела

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10 hours ago

Today is World Bee Day! Bees are one of the most important groups of animals on the planet, with one tiny little bee able to pollinate hundreds of flowers every trip they take away from their hive. About 90% of the flowering plants here in the U.S. rely on pollination from bees, making them a vital keystone species in every habitat we have. They're also important to humans, as their pollination is valued at over half a trillion dollars per year in the global agriculture industry, and approximately one-third of the average American's diet directly pollinated by our bees. ..... However, bees are in trouble. Domesticated bees used for agricultural have seen major population declines, and about 1 in 4 of America's native bees are considered to be facing extinction. Habitat destruction, climate change, several different diseases, and widespread pesticide use are attributed to this population collapse. Easy steps you can take to help your local bees are: decrease your pesticide use (and use green alternatives), use native flowering plants in your landscaping to provide a food source, and take steps to reduce your carbon footprint. #bee #bees #worldbeeday #pollinator #flower #entomology #insect #hymenoptera #keystone #keystonespecies #davie #wolflakepark #2019 #nature #picoftheday #florida #naturalflorida #ocean #everglades #bigcypress #conservation #sustainable #savethesharks #skipthestraw #nsu #ecology #nikon #photography at Wolf Lake Park

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10 hours ago

Vespa-caçadora (Pepsis sp.) | Aranha-de-jardim (Lycosa sp.) A maior parte das espécies da família Pompilidae é especialista na captura e parasitismo de diversos grupos de aranhas, as quais são paralisadas pela injeção de veneno. As vespas fixam um ovo no seu abdome e após a eclosão a larva penetra no interior da presa para completar seu desenvolvimento. Algumas espécies são especializadas em utilizar grupos específicos de aranhas para parasitar, o que torna esse grupo sensível às alterações ambientais. (Viviane et al. 2017). #torresrs #passodetorres #aracnideos #hymenoptera #mataatlantica #pampa #vespa #aranhasdobrasil #brazil #brasil #wild #wildlife #natgeo #faunabrasileira #natureza #naturephotography #naturezaperfeita #consultoriaambiental #meioambiente #atlanticforest #riograndedosul #santacatarina #dunas #fotografia #photography #foto #photo at Passo de Torres

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10 hours ago

Wasp and its bee friend celebrating world bee day and the anniversary of the patent for blue jeans with copper rivets obtained by Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis on this day in 1873. Photography by: @macrobybrandon2 #yellowjacketwasp #honeybee #vespula #vespidae #apismellifera #apidae #hymenoptera #insecta #arthropoda #honey #pollinating #worldbeeday #LeviStrauss #JacobDavis #bluejeans #denim #copperrivets #SanFrancisco #California #USA #Californiagoldrush #workpants #invisible #invisiblebeings #invisiblethings #photographicevidence #dlanimals #funny #humour #caption

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12 hours ago

✨✨Name that stripey boi✨✨ ✨ ✨ As a kid, I was afraid of everything. If it buzzed around or zipped too quickly past my face, I ran - 🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️✌🏾- and for a kid with allergies to just about everything, this wasn't the worst strategy. People with severe allergies can get sick and even die from a bee sting, especially if they aren't aware of their allergy. Plus, to be totally transparent, bees and wasps and other stinging insects were never all that high up on my list of favorite animals... #iwonderwhy ✨ ✨ As a semi-adult, I've managed to learn a bit more about myself and the insects that once caused me summertime grief. Every bee/wasp/striped flying bug is not the same. Some are jerks, 4sure, but most are pollinators and plant life can't flourish without pollinators. Even the carpenter bee, a more #introverted member of the bee/wasp/ant order #hymenoptera, collects plant pollen for the eggs they lays in tunnels of aging, unpainted wood. They don't live in hives with thousands of relatives, like honeybees do. And they're less likely to sting for no 'apparent' reason, like wasps do. In fact, males lack the ability to sting altogether and females are WAY too busy building, maintaining, and feeding their nests of eggs to take on even one more task (unless, of course you try to interfere with them, in which case you brought that on yourself, tbh) ✨ ✨ There are LOADS of excellent resources online for identifying what kind of pollinators are in your area, and even some pretty choice memes will get the job done c; (search: "guide to yellow stripey thing") Perhaps the next time you stop to smell the proverbial roses, you'll know exactly what kind of chunky stripey boi hovers above them😊🤩😉 #beesofinstagram

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13 hours ago

Huge success in the field this weekend! Dr. Rachelle Adams and Victoria (@rat.queeen) collected many Sericomyrmex amabilis subcolonies and one parasitized colony to bring back to the lab for ongoing research projects! . . . . . #science #biology #insects #insect #antstagram #ants #ant #entomology #myrmecology #hymenoptera #socialinsects #ecology #research #tropical #tropicalresearch #smithsoniantropicalresearchinstitute #panama #gamboa #rainforest #fieldwork #naturalhistory #sciencecommunication #scicomm #buckeyesabroad #ascinthefield at Camino de Plantación

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14 hours ago

Can you relate to these bee bloopers? A hive of Trigona fulviventris that lives in a tree hollow near Monteverde, Costa Rica 🌳🐝. . These are just one of the incredible diversity of stingless bees in the tropics. Many construct bizarre tube or ramp shaped entrances out of plant resin and wax. This species, and many others, are an important part of the circle of life in the rainforest. . Trigona bees are known to mark certain flowers with a scent that repels nestmates for about an hour. This keeps bees from wasting time revisiting a flower before it has nectar again! . The resinous material is used by some people to caulk boats. . In the bit of premontane forest on the grounds of @monteverdebutterflygardens in Cerro Plano . Music: Adventure; Bensound #entomology #trigona #nativebees #stinglessbees #pollinator #pollinatorgarden #pollination #pollinators #hymenoptera #apidae #science #scicomm #biology #beesofinstagram #macro_insects #naturevideos #ourplanet #nuestroplaneta #beneficialinsects #biodiversity #biodiversidad #insectos #macrointhewild #visualsoflife #monteverde #minidoc #savethebees #ecotourism #worldbeeday #ecology

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15 hours ago

Día Mundial de las Abejas. Para crear conciencia sobre la importancia de los polinizadores, las amenazas a las que se enfrentan y su contribución al desarrollo sostenible, la ONU declaró el 20 de mayo como Día Mundial de las Abejas. Foto por @jpbsbios ________________________________________ #apis #apidae #bee #bees🐝 #🐝 #honeybee #beehive #honeybees #beekeepers #pollinators #bugs #hymenoptera #insecte #insects #insect #insectlovers #insect_addict #macro #insectmacro #insectphotography #insectgram #insectguru #insectworld #water #naturephotography #naturelover #naturelovers #nature_pics #natures #flyinginsect

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Nomada (nomad bee) on Camassia quamash (qwłaʔul, blue camas) for World Bee Day! The islands are home to hundreds of wild bee species that depend on healthy flowering plant communities and undisturbed nesting habitat. Nomada are kleptoparasitic cuckoo bees that lay their eggs in other bees' nests, and their survival depends on the safe habitats of their hosts. You can learn more about local bee and flower fly species at our SJIPollinators website.

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15 hours ago

Happy #worldbeeday 2019 🎉🐝 An Osmia cornuta checking if the hole is a good place for her nest If you want to see a video about this specific species and how you can help them use the link in my bio or this: https://youtu.be/TZ35O9cB9EM (German) #nature #natur #osmiacornuta #osmia #bee #insects #insectphotography #insects_of_our_world #beautiful_insects_japan #invert_macro #animals #insectguru #bees #🐝 #makrofotografie #macrophotography #insects_macro #entomology #insect #hymenoptera #weltbienentag

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16 hours ago

Happy World Bee Day!! They work hard without asking for anything in return except our protection. This is a Agaspostemon sp. also known as sweat bees. They are attracted to the salts and minerals found in our sweat and will often land on us to drink it. #worldbeeday #hymenoptera #melittology #bees #abejas

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17 hours ago

Las avispas (Hymenoptera) son excelentes controladores biológicos, en el caso de esta avispa adulta del género Polybia, los adultos suelen cazar otros insectos para llevarles alimento a sus larvas. La toxina que producen con su picadura aún está siendo estudiada por sus posibles propiedades anti-cancerígenas. . Un dato interesante de este género es que algunas especies también hacen miel 🍯 que aún es recolectada 😋, principalmente por comunidades indígenas. • • • Wasps (Hymenoptera) are excellent biological controllers, in the case of this adult wasp of the genus Polybia, adults often hunt other insects to feed their larvae. The toxin they produce with their bite is still being studied for its possible anti-carcinogenic properties. . An interesting fact about this genus is that some species also make honey 🍯 that is still collected 😋, mainly by indigenous communities. . . #hymenoptera #miel #cafedecostarica #specialtycoffee #coffeeroaster #yododecalidad #meraki #cafedecostarica☕🇨🇷 #coffeetime #coffeelife #caffeineaddict #cafedeespecialidad #coffeelover #singleorigincoffee #costarica #coffeelife #enelcafetal at San Ramón, Costa Rica

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18 hours ago

We visited Feng Huang Mt of Eastern Guangdon in November to observe tea visitors while dan cong blooming. We think we got most southern mining bee record. at Guangdong

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19 hours ago

Did you know that many solitary bees are only on the wing until June? Beauties like the tawny mining bee will start disappearing soon, but keep your eyes peeled for that gorgeous ginger fuzz in the meantime 🐝 Tawny mining bees create nest burrows in the ground, fill each tube with a mixture of pollen and nectar, and lay one egg in each. The new bees hibernate until the following spring 🌼 . . . #tawnyminingbee #andrenafulva #andrena #miningbee #solitarybees #worldbeeday #apidae #hymenoptera #pollinator #entomology #insects #invertebrate #invertebrates #spring #springwatch #savethebees #earthcapture #wildlife #nature #lovewildlife #wildlifeonearth #britishwildlife #ukwildlife #conservation

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1 day ago

Happy bee day 🐝 🐝 🐝

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Today May 20th is World Bee Day. The day raises awareness of the importance of bees - usually European honey bees. I would like to raise awareness of our Australian native bees. Here is one really cool species Hylaeus (Hylaeorhiza) nubilosus - she is one of the masked bees in the family Colletidae. She is cleaning out an old mud wasp nest to make a nest for her own young. Enjoy. To save our bees we need to Act on Climate Change, Stop Destroying Habitat, Reduce Pesticides. #worldbeeday #savethebees #actonclimatechange #australianinsects #entomology #maskedbee #halictidae #hylaeus #hymenoptera at Pomonal, Victoria, Australia

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