No, nobody sees or knows where you live or where exactly you found the Sculptured Resin Bee.
If you have found the Sculptured Resin Bee, please take a photo or video and Report your find with details of the date and location of the observation. It is important that you add a photo or video to your observation, as this is the only way we can confirm your report and include it in our database.
According to current knowledge, the Sculptured Resin Bee is no more dangerous to humans than other native wild bees. Like other bees, only the females carry a defence stinger. The males are completely defenceless. If females of the Sculptured Resin Bee are caught with bare hands, they can nip with their mouthparts and also sting with their defence stinger. So far, we are not aware of any incident of serious injury or allergic reaction due to the Sculptured Resin Bee. Nevertheless, please treat the Sculptured Resin Bee, as all living creatures, with respect.
Based on our current research, we are not making a recommendation to eradicate the Sculptured Resin Bee. Our research is important to better assess and formulate appropriate measures regarding the spread and invasion potential of the Sculptured Resin Bee.
Request report your find to us. If you feel uncomfortable towards presence of the Sculptured Resin Bee and would prefer remove it from your private property, please write us a message. We will be very happy to help you.
The Sculptured Resin Bee is a large bee, males grow to just under 1.8 cm, females to 2.8 cm. They are black, have rust-coloured hairs on the abdomen and dark wing tips. Have a look at our identification chart, where you will find pictures and further identification aids.
Even if you are not sure, Report your find to us. We are happy to help you with the identification. You will receive a message from us as soon as possible with information on whether it is the Sculptured Resin Bee or another insect.
Take a look at our identification chart, where we have summarised the most striking features of the Sculptured Resin Bee.
The Asian mortar bee is the first introduced wild bee to spread in Europe. At BeeRadar, we aim to study its dispersal behaviour and the resulting ecological impacts on native biodiversity. Due to increasing globalisation, more introduced species are recorded worldwide every year. Knowing and researching study organisms such as the Asian mortar bee is important to be able to respond appropriately to newly arriving species. Our research is not only aimed at the Asian mortar bee. We want to understand how pollinators find their way to Europe and how they influence existing networks.
Invasive species are alien organisms that have been intentionally or unintentionally introduced to new habitats mostly by humans. Alien species are considered invasive if they have negative impacts for the regional ecology, (socio-) economy or human health.
The Asian mortar bee shows competitive behaviour towards native wild bees. Due to its speed of spread and the expected negative consequences for certain native wild bee species, the Asian mortar bee is considered an invasive species in some European countries. More information will be available soon on our invasive species page.