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Old 05-25-2007, 03:47 PM
 
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Sorry I have so many questions about bugs but I just noticed some really large reddish colored bees landing on a tree in my yard.

They just keep buzzing around and landing on this one particular tree. They are a brownish, reddish color. Does anyone know what kind of bees they are?
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Old 05-25-2007, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Oxnard, CA on the way to Raleigh NC
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Old 05-25-2007, 04:39 PM
 
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Sorry I have so many questions about bugs but I just noticed some really large reddish colored bees landing on a tree in my yard.

They just keep buzzing around and landing on this one particular tree. They are a brownish, reddish color. Does anyone know what kind of bees they are?
Are you sure they are bees? I am thinking that the insects you see are not bees but Japanese Beetles. They are common in the area and tend to swarm around a tree when feeding on it. I’m skeptical though because I usually don’t see them until deep in the summer.
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Old 05-25-2007, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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I too was thinking about japanese beetles which suck! They have bug bags you can buy most places and the will fly in there and die.

The bad thing about these suckers is they can lay eggs in your grass that turn into grub worms and destroy the grass............happened to us with newly planted stuff.

not fun. Don't worry you will see tons of bug bags in people's yards in the next couple of weeks. They can destroy plants quite quickly by eating nice holes in the leaves!

Leigh
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Old 05-25-2007, 05:58 PM
 
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Thanks everyone. I did a little research and I think I found the culprit. It's a European Giant Hornet. Not aggressive unless you disturb their nest, so I'm not going to worry about them.
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Old 05-26-2007, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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Thanks everyone. I did a little research and I think I found the culprit. It's a European Giant Hornet. Not aggressive unless you disturb their nest, so I'm not going to worry about them.
But the question is, wheres the nest???

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Old 05-27-2007, 03:07 PM
 
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I'm not sure where the nest is but if I don't see it, I guess it's pretty well into the woods and I'm not going in there.
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