Thrasher Termite & Pest Control shares images of beautiful and beneficial insects

Wild Wednesday: California Bumble Bee

By |2016-10-28T14:13:33-07:00July 27th, 2016|Categories: beautiful insects, Bees|Tags: , , |

Two characteristics that identify the California bumble bee (Bombus californicus): Hair. Like all bumble bees, this California native is VERY hairy. Color. Black face (sometimes called the black-faced bumble bee), yellow fuzz at the front of the thorax that makes it look [...]

Wild Wednesday: Native Bees

By |2016-07-12T14:31:16-07:00July 20th, 2016|Categories: beautiful insects, Bees|Tags: , , , |

Most native bees are solitary--they don't build hives and each female is responsible for raising her own brood. This native bee is collecting pollen from another California native, Achillea millefolium californica 'Island Pink.' (Also known as Santa Cruz Island yarrow.)