Ah, spring. The time for blooming flowers, rainy days, and buzzing bees. Or is that a bee?
With so many different kinds of bugs in the world, how do you know which one you’re looking at?
How to Tell the Difference Between Stinging Insects
For anyone with an allergy, seeing a bee can cause a stir of panic. But when you aren’t sure what kind of bug you’re dealing with, sometimes panic can make you make the wrong move. Keep an eye out for these discerning qualities to determine what kind of bug you have:
What do bees look like?
There are many different kinds of bees: Over 4,000 species in the U.S. alone! Typically, bees can be identified by their naturally fuzzy bodies. This fuzz helps them collect pollen as they fly from plant to plant. Generally, bees are larger and more bulbous than wasps, but since there are so many kinds of bees, there can be slight variations such as: