Would like to know identify of insect I found. It appears to be some type of...

Asked September 25, 2014, 2:31 PM EDT

Would like to know identify of insect I found. It appears to be some type of bee. It has hair on body much like bumble bee, but was orange with black striping. I saved him by preserving in rubbing alcohol, but it first turned brown and shrunk, most of the color did return. I still have it, if you need to see it.

Calvert County Maryland

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Without a good specimen of the actual insect or at least a good picture it could be difficult. I might be able to ID it from the specimen you have - not sure. For many adult insects it is better to freeze them than to put them in alcohol. Our office is in the Community Resources Bldg (old library), 30 Duke Street, across from the post office in Prince Frederick.