2015-09-13: Two more Hymenoptera species identified from the last weekend in August: Bombus fervidus, golden northern bumblebee, and Gnamptopelta osidianator, an Ichneumon wasp. And a new Diptera species identified today: Hermetia illucens. That brings the number of species to 22.
2015-07-12: Added two I'd forgotten about: Orius insidiosus, and Anthrenus verbasci. That brings the number of species to 19.
These are the insect species I've discovered or identified in my garden for the first time this year.
Hymenoptera - Bees
- Bombus fervidus, golden northern bumblebee, yellow bumblebee, 2015-08-30
- Ceratina calcarata, spurred ceratina, small carpenter bee
- Cerceris, two different species, not identified down to species.
- Nomada, cuckoo bee
- Osmia pumila, mason bee
- Stelis louisae, Megachilid bee, cleptoparasite of Megachile campanuelae and perhaps related bees