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Bug of the Week: A Different Bee

Here in Arizona, we often see large black bees on flowers. They are female carpenter bees. This fuzzy blonde-colored bee is roughly the same size as the female carpenter bee above, but is not seen as often. Any idea what … Continue reading

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Bug of the Week: Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle Nest

Sometimes things do not need to be serious. Doesn’t this lady beetle look like it is in a nest?

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Bug of the Week: Eastern Yellow Jacket

In Arizona, we have more than our share of stinging arthropods and prickly plants. We do not, however, have any of these wasps in the low desert. This yellow and black wasp is the Eastern yellow jacket, Vespula maculifrons. You … Continue reading

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