Insects That Look Like Bees

(E1914, April 2019)
Many insects look and even sound like bees in our gardens and yards! This publication summarizes the insects that mimic bees including flies, wasps and moths, and which ones are pollinators. Some examples of bee mimics described are hover flies, bee flies, yellowjackets, hornets, paper wasps and hummingbird moths.
Lead Author
Lead Author:
Veronica Calles-Torrez, Post-doctoral Scientist, NDSU
Other Authors

Esther McGinnis, Extension Horticulturist, NDSU; Patrick Beauzay, Integrated Pest Management Coordinator, NDSU;
Nathaniel Walton, Extension Educator, Michigan State University; Joy Landis, Senior Academic Specialist, Michigan State University; Janet J. Knodel, Extension Entomologist, NDSU

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