Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


Photo#1727866
brown and yellow pollinator on goldenrod

brown and yellow pollinator on goldenrod
Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
September 13, 2019
Size: larger than a bumble bee
I apologize for the very poor photo, but on this goldenrod, you will see a cylinder-shaped insect, seemingly hairy, with a yellow posterior and reddish brown for the front half of the body. It did not pause much on the flowers, but instead flew around bumping other pollinators that were feeding, apparently in a harmless fashion. It did not appear streamlined in any way, but was blunt at both ends. It was in a park detention basin that we converted to native grasses and wildflowers.

Frassed
Moved from ID Request.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.