Flying Insects

Mud Daubers

Mud dauber wasps, also known as mud daubers or mud wasps, are a group of solitary wasps known for their unique nesting behavior. There are various species of mud dauber wasps, and they can vary in size, coloration, and appearance. However, some general characteristics can help you identify them: Size: Mud dauber wasps are typically […]


Hornets are large, social wasps that belong to the genus Vespa. There are several species of hornets worldwide, and their appearance and behavior can vary slightly among species. However, there are some general characteristics that can help you identify hornets: Size: Hornets are among the largest of the wasp species, with adults ranging from about […]

Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees (Xylocopa spp.) are large, solitary bees known for their distinctive appearance and nesting behavior. Identifying carpenter bees can be done based on several key characteristics: Size: Carpenter bees are relatively large bees, with adults typically ranging from about 12 to 25 millimeters (1/2 to 1 inch) in length. Female carpenter bees are usually […]