Hello everyone. I was refered to this site by a kindly poster on another board I frequent in the hopes that perhaps the beekeepers here can help me identify a flying tank of a bee my Corgi happened upon on Thurday morning.
It was the size of a Carpinter Bee.
It was a light brown color, like a "blond" Carpinter Bee.
Small madnibles (left me with the impression it was NOT a heavy chewer.
The face was mustard yellow with green eyes and the limbs were a redish brown.
Fairly small head for it's size.
Probosis like a Honey Bee.
Strong scent of pollen.
Did not appear to have a stinger. Instead, there were two prong-like barbs - one each on the left and right under a flap on the tip of the underside of the abdomen. I removed this section from the body and there were two long (in proportion to it's size) cylindar shaped glossy, tube-like "things" attached to it.
I've never seen a bee like this before, but it was HUGE - like a honey bee on steroids. Anybody know what species this was?