Flying Insects

Protect your family and property from flying insects by learning how to identify them.

Pest IDs / Crawling Insects / Flying Insects / Rodents / Birds

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Africanized Honey Bee

Color: Golden Yellow
Size: 19mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Apis mellifera scutellata

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Asian Tiger Mosquito

Color: Black & White
Size: 5mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Aedes albopictus

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Black Fly

Color: Grayish, Black, or Yellow
Size: 1 to 5mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Simuliidae

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Carpenter Bee

Color: Black, Green, or Purplish
Size: 12.7 to 25.4mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Xylocopa californica
Commonly found in:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

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Cluster Fly

Color: Checkered Light & Dark Gray
Size: 8 to 10mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Pollenia

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European Hornet

Color: Yellow, Black, and Reddish Brown
Size: 25mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Vespa crabro
Commonly found in:

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Japanese Honey Bee

Color: Black & Gold
Size: 10-13mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Apis cerana japonica

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Yellowjacket

Color: Yellow & Black
Size: 9.5 to 15.9mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Vespula vulgaris

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