City Creek Nature Notes – Salt Lake City

September 20, 2016

August 9th

Filed under: Insects, Plants, Sunflower, wasps — canopus56 @ 10:48 pm


4 p.m. At the line of sunflowers along the road at milepost 1.25, there is a new pollinator. It is a perfectly formed honey bee that is only three millimeters, or less than an eighth of an inch in length. Next to the half inch bumble bee also grazing on the same blossom, it is 1/30th or 1/40th of it’s a larger cousin’s volume.

August 16th. I later discover that the “three millimeter honey bee” is a wasp.


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