Eastern Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa virginica)

Eastern Carpenter Bee

A gentle giant, the Eastern Carpenter Bee – Xylocopa virginica, is native to the eastern U.S. and is an important pollinator to a variety of plants.

European Paper Wasp -Polistes dominulus

European Paper Wasp

This species -Polistes dominulus is native to the Mediterranean. The European paper wasp was discovered in the eastern U.S. in the late 1970s and has rapidly increased throughout the United States.

Western Honey Bee -Apis mellifera - winter bee

Western Honey Bee

The Western Honey Bee -Apis mellifera has both summer and winter workers. Winter honey bees emerge from eggs laid at the end of summer…

Tachinidae Archytas

Tachinid Flies

Tachinid flies are amongst the largest families of true flies with approximately 8,000 species world wide… These beneficial flies play an important role in suppressing populations of destructive timber and agricultural pests.

Red-necked False Blister Beetle -Asclera ruficollis

Red-necked False Blister Beetle

Beetles were among one of the first order of insects to pollinate flowers and still play an important role in pollination today.