There are a total of (56) oklahoma Bees, Ants, Wasps and Similar Insects found in the Insect Identification database. Entries are listed below in alphabetical .
Bees belong to the order of insects called Hymenoptera, which also includes ants, wasps and hornets. There are more than 20,000 known species of bees, but only 5 percent are social bees. Often, social bees occur in large colonies and can be a possible stinging threat.
Most species are smaller than paper wasps (1/2 to 3/4 inches) but are more stocky in appearance. There are three species of yellowjackets in Oklahoma: southern yellowjacket (Figure 2), eastern yellow– jacket (Figure 4), and baldfaced hornet (Figure 3). They build nests much larger than their paper wasp relatives.
Description: Africanized honey bees (Apis mellifera scutellata) and European honey bees (Apis m. mellifera) are the same species – they look the same, sting in defense of themselves or their nest, can only sting once, and have the same venom.
Bee identification is not always simple, and it does take practice. For one thing, not only do some of the different bee species look very similar to each other, but .
The most noticeable difference between the two types of bees is that AHB is extremely aggressive in defense of the colony. At any perceived threat, bees can
Species of wasps in Oklahoma that pose a stinging hazard include paper wasps and yellowjackets. Beneficial wasps that prey on garden pests include braconid .
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