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Giant bee or fly - Cimbex americanus

Giant bee or fly - Cimbex americanus
Oldtown, Bonner County, Idaho, USA
June 9, 2013
Size: over an inch
This huge bee or fly was crawling on my seedlings, and I wondered what it is. If it were much smaller, I might have thought it was a yellow jacket or hornet, but it is at least as big as a large bumblebee, and has a flatter abdomen than a bumblebee, longer wings than a bumblebee, and no fuzz at all, so it's not a bumblebee. I'd say it's about 1 and 1/4 inches or so long.

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Giant bee or fly - Cimbex americanus Giant bee or fly - Cimbex americanus

Moved
Moved from Cimbicid Sawflies.

Cimbicidae
Cimbex americana Leach, known as the "elm sawfly."

 
Thank you.
Thank you for letting me know what it is. :)

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Elm Sawfly…
See reference here.

 
Thank you
Thank you for the information about the sawfly. It's interesting, as I never saw one before.

--Suzanne