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Identification Needed

Discussion in 'Non Parrot Media' started by DizzyBlue, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Ok have sent this to my sister and she and her husband keep bee's they have several hives .....
    None of us can figure out which species it is .... It's actually is that colour and not coated in anything .....
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  2. Shirley

    Shirley Regular Member

    could it just be an albeano Tash apart from that i have never seen anything like this .

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  3. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

  4. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Thought it might be an Ashy Mining Bee .... but it's not
     
  5. Shirley

    Shirley Regular Member

    It looks silver then white hmm very interesting though. x

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  6. dianaT

    dianaT Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    No idea.
     
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  7. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    @dianaT my thoughts exactly! lol
     
  8. marley

    marley Regular Member

    The national history museum has an ID department I think, maybe they could help?

    Looks like an albino wasp?
     
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  9. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Not a wasp as they have very little to zero body hair shiny bodies .... their legs hand down when flying where as a bee has his tucked in ... ok so not a flying photo but isn't a wasp .... still aint a clue what it is though! pmsl
     
  10. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    its a Dizzy bee (named after the person to discover it) possibly. well I thought I new my insects but I have never come across one this colour.
     
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  11. plumsmum

    plumsmum Regular Member Registered

    So it's a busy Dizzy Bee then! Fat lot of good we are LOL
     
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  13. pally

    pally caique whisperer Regular Member

    Looks like a grey miner,a little slim for a carder be x
     
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  14. dianaT

    dianaT Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Daughters found this in her garden down here in Pembrokeshire! She's been told A Dipteron (True Fly) - probably a Hoverfly (Syrphidae) but with an entomophagous fungal infection - bee.jpg
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  15. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    The insect world is a cruel world but to find a fly infected like this is not common to see their are many things that can make an insect swell including the larva of another insect. that may be the possibility in this case. some fungi and lavas will want to keep the fly alive and force the fly too keep eating until it can no longer live and then the spurns or the laver will eat the fly from the inside.