2 more bee like insects

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shoop
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2 more bee like insects

Managed to get 2 other bee like insects , not sure of their names.

Annie W
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Love the comp of that second shot & what long antennae on that first one!  Be interesting to see if anyone can name these guys shoop.  I can't help there though smiley  Great outing to Kings Park you could say then wink.

NW Tasmania

shoop
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Fab day cause the weather was so tremendous . Bugs and creepy crawlies were my very first passion when I got a digital camera . When I am out shooting birds I often get so involved that I may as well wear blinkers , my radar is out just for birds that I over look all the creepy crawly buzzy flying wonders right in front of my eyes.

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

dwatsonbb
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The top one will be a wasp (fairly obvious) maybe one of these, looks like "ichneumon xanthopimpla" see link below.

Am no expert, and most probably wrong, but a good place to start??

http://www.ozanimals.com/wildlife/Insect/Wasps.html next link for specific species.

http://www.ozanimals.com/Insect/Ichneumon-Wasp/Xanthopimpla/sp.html

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

thick_knee
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These ones are photos of a "Drone"

Patrik

shoop
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Ok, well I am not sure if you are showing me photos of Drones to show the comparison between both bees-- OR if you are just posting bees in general. Anyway if you are posting for comparison I would probably say not a Drone as this bee was more white and black then yellow and alot smaller than a normal male honey bee. Here are a few more of the bee at different angles ( sorry sad, 'wish I had a macro lens ') but I used my 300mm lens so this is as clear as I could get. I have been searching the internet and I think it might actually be a Leafcutter Bee (family- Megachilidae) . This is a rear view as you can see it bottom is orange.

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

thick_knee
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shoop, there is no reason to be nasty. I just thought the "Drones" would go nicely with you bees.

Excuse me, if you reject someone posting photos on your thread, I will delete. I have followed this forum for more years than you have been around here, and in the beginning you used to post photos on other people's posts.

So, please excuse an old guy who thought it was something I can do.

Patrik

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shoop
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Well I did ask if you were just posting bees in general.

Rejecting someones post ( i am confused about that comment??? )

I was trying to explain my reasoning to why I thought it wasn't a drone , considering I didn't know ( -hence asked - about your drone photos.  ) Whether it was to compare with mine as a ID or if you were just posting bees in general.

I think you may have jumped the gun on this one as no nasty was intended.

This is a forum to share information, comments and photos. I don't think getting personal has any relevance here.

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

shoop
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Thanks Dale for that link on Australian Wasps and I think you were completely right in your ID, so lucky now I will be able to label it on my flickr.

I also found a ID for another wasp on that link ( so double helpfulyes)  that I had taken a couple of weeks before the one shown above. It also made me look very closely at my photo as I thought this wasp was a bit strange having 2 segments attached to its thorax but instead it has indeed another wasp attached ( possibly the female ). So now this wasp can also have a title/label on my fickr aswell. Good job Daleyessmiley

http://www.ozanimals.com/Insect/Flower-Wasp/Tiphiidae%20family/.html

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

dwatsonbb
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No worries shoop, if you look at the links on the left of the page, it is good for all sorts of bees, insects and bugs. 

My friend is Google!

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

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