I.D. please

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Yvette, May 14, 2007.

  1. Yvette

    Yvette

    Jan 3, 2007
    Texas
    Does anyone know the names of these two insects? I can't find them in my book of Florida insects.

    bee.

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  2. Hi Yvette!

    I have never been in US, so how could I know :smile: ... But did some googling and the fisrt one might be a sweat fly (Halictidae), like this one:
    http://www.stetson.edu/~pmay/bugs/halictid 1.jpg

    Quote:"Most of the 500 species in North America are pollen feeders and important pollinators", so it could be a bit difficult to say what it exactly is...
     
  3. Googled more...

    Second one looks pretty much like a Katydid (Tettigoniidae), maybe a nymph
    Take a look here: http://bugguide.net/node/view/164/bgimage
     
  4. Yvette

    Yvette

    Jan 3, 2007
    Texas
    Thank you so much Jukka. I think you are right on both counts. I always like to know the names of these critters. I appreciate you looking that up.
     
  5. Yvette, Jan is right.

    The first one is a sweat bee (family Halictidae), genus Agapostemon. To say a species name is not possible without being a specialist and studying the specimen under a microscope.

    #2: juvenile Katytid. Nymphs are difficult to name.

    Nice shots anyway!

    Cheers
     
  6. Yvette

    Yvette

    Jan 3, 2007
    Texas
    Thank you Harry. I appreciate you giving me the info.
     
  7. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Oregon
    #2 is very nice.
     
  8. Yvette

    Yvette

    Jan 3, 2007
    Texas
    Thanks Jeff. I had a tough time getting the shot because the wind was blowing and did not have the camera on a tripod. It was also right in the middle of the bush so I was fighting branches to get to him. He is very pretty though so I am glad I took the effort.
     
  9. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Nice work
     
  10. Yvette

    Yvette

    Jan 3, 2007
    Texas
    Thank you Gale.
     
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