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scooter

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Apr 10, 2013
 
Every once in a while you'll see a huge hornet around this area about 2 inches long at most and it's a tan color. You usually only see one by itself. Around here they're called sand hornets. I tried to find out what they really are and can't find anything about them or even a picture of one. Apparently a sand hornet is black and yellow and a lot smaller. I still haven't found the bee I'm looking for. Do you know what it really is?

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Apr 10, 2013
 

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Don't know the Actual Name for them but around here we call the Dirt Doppers or Mud Dobbers .. The pick up mud and mix it is saliva and build a tube to lay their eggs in in some cases you will see huge colonies of them with dozens of tubes side by side and if the tubes are left undisturbed they or others of their species will reuse them.... and even a single tube can have several wasps ..they will seal the tube up and make a hole and continue the tube a bit, seal it up, make a hole and so on... And They will stink the crap out of you... I know from personal experience...

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Apr 10, 2013
 
Sting the crap out of ya ...
Hornet

London, KY

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Apr 10, 2013
 
They are a Giant Asian Hornet.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_giant_horn...
scooter

Barbourville, KY

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Apr 11, 2013
 

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I thought dirt dobbers were the black bees that were similar to wasps that twitch their wings a lot?
Hornet, this isn't the same bee I have seen. These are much bigger and a solid tan brown color.

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Flat Lick Ky.

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Apr 11, 2013
 
scooter wrote:
Every once in a while you'll see a huge hornet around this area about 2 inches long at most and it's a tan color. You usually only see one by itself. Around here they're called sand hornets. I tried to find out what they really are and can't find anything about them or even a picture of one. Apparently a sand hornet is black and yellow and a lot smaller. I still haven't found the bee I'm looking for. Do you know what it really is?
If its not an Asian hornet, I dont know.
http://a-z-animals.com/animals/asian-giant-ho...

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But what does this Hornet have to do with Quantummist or Limbertwig?
sickos

Somerset, KY

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i do believe they were asking for help from them on identifying the hornet
Rumors

Winchester, KY

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Apr 11, 2013
 
Quantummist wrote:
Don't know the Actual Name for them but around here we call the Dirt Doppers or Mud Dobbers .. The pick up mud and mix it is saliva and build a tube to lay their eggs in in some cases you will see huge colonies of them with dozens of tubes side by side and if the tubes are left undisturbed they or others of their species will reuse them.... and even a single tube can have several wasps ..they will seal the tube up and make a hole and continue the tube a bit, seal it up, make a hole and so on... And They will stink the crap out of you... I know from personal experience...
I've never had a dirt dobber, or mud dobber sting me. I don't think they'll sting you. I bet you ran across and abandoned dirt dobbers nest that was being used by yellow jackets.

Yellow jackets have no mercy.
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Winchester, KY

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Apr 11, 2013
 
Merlin the Wizard wrote:
But what does this Hornet have to do with Quantummist or Limbertwig?
How much you asking for that red drum set?

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Apr 11, 2013
 
Rumors wrote:
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I've never had a dirt dobber, or mud dobber sting me. I don't think they'll sting you. I bet you ran across and abandoned dirt dobbers nest that was being used by yellow jackets.
Yellow jackets have no mercy.
I know very well what both look like and yes mud dobbers can sting , I have been stung,,,

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Apr 11, 2013
 
yes they will sting.I was always under the impression that they wouldnt.I learned quickly after i smacked one with my hand that yes they can sting you.Not as severe as a wasper or yellow jacket but it does hurt
scooter

Barbourville, KY

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Apr 11, 2013
 
The hornet persay doesn't have anything to do with either quantumnist or limbertwig however i noticed they have more relative things to say about this area generally. And apparently have a lot of outdoor stories so I thought they would have seen one of these massive bees and known what it was really called. I only ever heard it called a sand hornet but I never could find information about it on the internet even when I look up bees of kentucky.
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Rockholds, KY

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Apr 11, 2013
 
scooter wrote:
The hornet persay doesn't have anything to do with either quantumnist or limbertwig however i noticed they have more relative things to say about this area generally. And apparently have a lot of outdoor stories so I thought they would have seen one of these massive bees and known what it was really called. I only ever heard it called a sand hornet but I never could find information about it on the internet even when I look up bees of kentucky.
There are different ones here they are related to yellow jackets and hornets. The most common one is the woods hornet.They are a hybridized European Hornet. They probably came over in early European plants.They prey on insects and work plants.
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Winchester, KY

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Apr 11, 2013
 
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I know very well what both look like and yes mud dobbers can sting , I have been stung,,,
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Well maybe they will, but I can honestly say, I've never seen stung by one.

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Apr 11, 2013
 
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Well maybe they will, but I can honestly say, I've never seen stung by one.
Well they will.. But then again I did kinda give them reason too... Use to spray the nests with clear epoxy spray paint and let it soak in and dry then use a thin blade to gently separate them from the wall and made displays out of them... They are not very aggressive but will hit you if you don't keep an eye on them .... Unlike the Paper Wasp nests when you hit them with spray, those guys will chase you down ...
boozer

Barbourville, KY

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Apr 12, 2013
 
limbertwig how do you like your dog that i gave you.

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Flat Lick Ky.

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Apr 12, 2013
 
boozer wrote:
limbertwig how do you like your dog that i gave you.
He's a good dog, but I will be glad when he gets out of the puppy stage. Keeps me busy picking paper up after him. Lois throws paper and boxes out on the patio for me to burn and sometimes I'm a little slow about it. I really appreciate you giving him to us, he'll be well taken care of, thank you.
boozer

Barbourville, KY

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Apr 13, 2013
 
i,m sure glad youall like him i would,ve kept him but we,re going to try to move in a apartment down in town bad as i hate to, hope he does good for you.

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