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Offline Bob Wilson

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Help identifying this honey bee species.
« on: May 21, 2020, 09:39:24 am »
My middle son's girlfriend knitted it. Is it a honey bee, or a murder hornet?  :grin:

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Re: Help identifying this honey bee species.
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 09:51:50 am »
Whatever it is, I wouldn't want to be stung by it.

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Re: Help identifying this honey bee species.
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2020, 10:31:31 am »
Based on its large size and round fuzziness, I conclude it to be some sort of bumble bee.  After diligently scouring BugGuide for the past 4 hours, I conclude the species is Bombus knitidensis.  :wink:  :cheesy:           
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Re: Help identifying this honey bee species.
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2020, 12:25:16 pm »
I have seen a species similar, perhaps Apis knitidensis.  There were a few photos of its life cycle...
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Re: Help identifying this honey bee species.
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2020, 12:29:36 pm »
Development of Apis knitidensis.



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Re: Help identifying this honey bee species.
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2020, 12:50:07 pm »
I have seen a species similar, perhaps Apis knitidensis.  There were a few photos of its life cycle...
Development of Apis knitidensis.
Your research skills are commendable in acquiring such detailed photographs of this rare insect's life cycle.   :cheesy:  Seriously though, that is some awesome amigurumi.   
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Re: Help identifying this honey bee species.
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2020, 02:34:19 pm »
Thanks for the laugh, beeks!