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Cindy Pegg, Contributor
Full name:
Cindy Pegg
City, state, country:
Chicago, IL, USA
Biography:

Just an amateur gardener who's always had a soft spot for bees.

I'd like to identify all the different bees and wasps that visit my tiny patch of garden in the big city. There aren't many fellow gardeners for blocks in any direction. Most around here make liberal use of weed killer and worship the Lawn Almighty.


Below is a list of the creatures that I've 'captured' in the yard. There are others that I haven't been able to photograph yet either because they're too small or because they didn't hang around long enough for me to raise the camera. (One in that latter category that I can actually identify was a Cicada Killer wasp.)


Bees



Andrenidae (Mining Bees)

Andrena dunningi (Dunning's Miner)






Megachilidae (Leaf-cutter Bees, Mason Bees, and allies)

Anthidiini

Anthidiellum notatum (Northern Rotund-Resin Bee)




Anthidium manicatum (European Wool-Carder)




Anthidium oblongatum (Oblong Woolcarder)




Stelis louisae





Megachilini

Coelioxys (Cuckoo Leaf-Cutter Bees)




Megachile latimanus (Broad-handed Leaf-cutter Bee)




Megachile mendica (Flat-Tailed Leafcutter Bee)




Megachile pugnata (Pugnacious Leaf-Cutter Bee)




Osmiini

Osmiini (?)







Bombus (Bumble Bees)

Bombus bimaculatus
Two-spotted Bumble Bee


Bombus fervidus
Golden Northern Bumble Bee


Bombus griseocollis
Brown-belted Bumble Bee


Bombus impatiens
Common Eastern Bumble Bee





Nomadinae (Cuckoo Bees)

Epeolini

Epeolus bifasciatus


Triepeolus lunatus


Triepeolus (?)




Nomada (Nomad Bees)

Nomada (ruficornis species group)




Eucerini (Long-horned Bees)

Melissodes bimaculatus
Two-spotted Long-horned Bee


Melissodes subgenus Eumelissodes
True Melissodes Bees


Melissodes subgenus Eumelissodes
True Melissodes Bees




Halictidae (Sweat Bees)

Agapostemon


Augochlora pura


Halictus ligatus


Lasioglossum zephyrum
Zephyr Dialictus




Hylaeus (Masked Bees)

Hylaeus (subgenus Spatulariella)
Spatula-tailed Masked Bees




Xylocopinae

Ceratina calcarata
Spurred Ceratina


Xylocopa virginica
Eastern Carpenter Bee ♀


Xylocopa virginica
Eastern Carpenter Bee ♂





Wasps


Chalcidoidea (Chalcid Wasps)


Leucospis affinis




Eurytomidae (Chalcid Wasps)


Eurytomidae






Chrysidoidea (Cuckoo Wasps and allies)


Pseudomalus auratus




Crabronidae


Aphilanthops
Ant Queen Kidnapping Wasp


Bembix
Sand Wasp


Cerceris


Cerceris (fumipennis?)


Crabroninae (Square-headed Wasps)

Ectemnius continuus


Ectemnius (subgenus Hypocrabro)


Ectemnius (?)



Pemphredoninae (Aphid Wasps)

Pemphredon




Eumeninae (Potter and Mason Wasps)

Ancistrocerus gazella


Euodynerus foraminatus


Euodynerus hidalgo boreoorientalis


Eumenes fraternus


Symmorphus canadensis




Gasteruptiidae (Carrot Wasps)


Gasteruption




Ichneumonidae (Ichneumon Wasps)


Cryptus albitarsis


Cymodusa


Diplazon laetatorius


Glypta


Vulgichneumon brevicinctor



Braconidae (Braconid Wasps)

Braconid


Microgastrinae


Microgastrinae




Polisties (Paper Wasps)

Polistes dominula (male?)


Polistes fuscatus


Polistes metricus




Sphecidae (Thread-waisted Wasps)

Ammophila nigricans


Chalybion californicum
Blue Mud Wasp


Isodontia
Grass-carrying Wasps


Sceliphron caementarium
Black and Yellow Mud Dauber


Sphex pensylvanicus
Great Black Wasp





Vespinae (Hornets and Yellowjackets)

Dolichovespula maculata
Bald-faced Hornet



Vespula germanica
German Yellowjacket


Vespula vidua


Vespula maculifrons
Eastern Yellowjacket