Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: Help! What Is This Adorable Thing?

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Name: Cheryl
Brownstown, Pennsylvania (Zone 6a)
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nativeplantlover
Jul 8, 2016 9:15 AM CST
Hi All!
Something I've never seen before. Pretty sure it's a bee or even a kind of sawfly? There were several of them late afternoon. They ranged in size(I'm guessing)from slightly under an inch to slightly over that. What was so cute was the manner of wing movement-very soft and flutterly-like, closer to the way a butterfly moves than to a bee. I heard the neighbor kids saying-" eww wasp! hornet! I sure hope they weren't over there. Mom didn't grab the insecticide can. They look gentle, as if they can't even sting. Anybody that can ID it? Thank You! in advance!
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"My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird — equal seekers of sweetness. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old? Is my coat torn? Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? Let me Keep my mind on what matters, which is my work which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished." — Mary Oliver, from Messenger
Name: Cheryl
Brownstown, Pennsylvania (Zone 6a)
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Region: Pennsylvania Bee Lover Butterflies Dragonflies
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nativeplantlover
Jul 8, 2016 9:51 AM CST
Of course after looking for over an hour and no luck, I find out right after I posted this- It's a Giant Resin Bee (Megachile sculpturalis)
"My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird — equal seekers of sweetness. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old? Is my coat torn? Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? Let me Keep my mind on what matters, which is my work which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished." — Mary Oliver, from Messenger
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Jul 8, 2016 1:49 PM CST
Very pretty bee. Lovey dubby
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
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cliftoncat
Jul 10, 2016 11:06 PM CST
I agree Thumbs up
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 23, 2016 5:02 PM CST
Me too!
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