Insect Statues (page 2)

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Killer Bee
Hidalgo, TX
This Killer Bee was created in 1992 to commemorate Hidalgo's killer bee invasion in 1990. The statue is 20 feet long and 10 feet tall. It was created by FAST Fiberglass which is responsible for most of the fiberglass statues scattered around the country. For more, see this website. [map]

Arlington, TX
Norwalk, CA
This Bee sculpture in Arlington is installed in River Legacy Park. It was installed around 2019. [map]

This Bee sculpture in Norwalk is installed at the Norwalk bus terminal. It was created by Meg Cranston in 1995. It is named "Suka: Place of Bees" which was what the native Sejat Indians called this area. [map]

North Richmond, CA
This Bee sculpture is 21 feet long. It was built for the Burning Man festival in 2019. Entitled "Bee or Not to Bee," was built by Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson Art. In 2021, the sculpture was installed at Point San Pablo Harbor. For more, see this website.

Honey Bee
Davis, CA
These Honey Bee sculptures were created by Donna Billick. They were installed in 2009 at UC Davis' Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. [map]

Beehive [gone]
Minneapolis, MN
Beehive [gone]
Salt Lake City, UT
Farmington, NM
This fiberglass Beehive in Minneapolis advertised for an Old Colony gas station. It was lit at night from within. I don't know if there were other locations but this seems to have been the only one left. This photo is from 2012. By 2016, the business had been rebranded as a Holiday gas station and the Beehive was gone. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

This Beehive sculpture in Salt Lake City was created by a local artist and installed in 2006. The beehive is a symbol of Mormonism and Salt Lake City, representing thrift and industry. The sculpture was one of the winners in a "Flying Objects" public art project. It was installed here next to a Rocket-Powered Cow. Both sculptures were gone by 2014.

This Beehive in Farmington was installed in front of BeeHive Homes, an assisted living facility, around 2012. [map]

Fighting Seabee
Davisville, RI
Fighting Seabee
Port Hueneme, CA
Fighting Seabee
Port Hueneme, CA
Fighting Seabee
Port Hueneme, CA
The Fighting Seabee statue in Davisville was built in 1970. It is 11 feet tall and made of steel. The bee holds a submachine gun, two hammers, and two pipe wrenches. The Seabee motto is "we build, we fight." The statue is located in front of the Seabee Museum and Memorial Park. It was restored in 2008 and again in 2018. For more, see this website. [map]

The first Fighting Seabee statue shown above in Port Hueneme is located inside the Seabee Museum. It was built sometime between the 1960s and early 1980s. It was originally installed outside.

The second Fighting Seabee statue in Port Hueneme is located in front of the Seabee Museum. It was built for the museum in 2011. [map]

The third Fighting Seabee statue shown above in Port Hueneme is located inside the Seabee Museum. It was built of painted wood in 1942 for the Naval Base in Port Hueneme. It was restored in 1959. It became part of the museum collection in the 1970s. It was restored again in 2009 for a special exhibit and then put on permanent display at the museum.

The museum has four other Seabee statues in storage. This statue is a replica of the Seabee created in the early 1950s for the Seabee Camp at the US Navy base located at Cubi Point, the Philippines. When the current museum was built in 2011, the statue was moved to another location on the base.

There are hundreds of other Fighting Seabee statues in the country and around the world including these in Gulfport, MS, North Tonawanda, NY, and Coronado, CA. Most of them are located on base properties which means you need a military pass to see them.

Fredonia, KS
Los Angeles, CA
This Yellowjacket sculpture is installed in front of Fredonia High School. The yellowjacket is the school's mascot. The sculpture has been there since at least 2014. [map]

The Jollibee fast food chain was established in the Philippines in 1978. This bee character and statue were developed in 1980. The chain began expanding to the U.S. in 1998. This location in Los Angeles opened in 2006. Around 2017, a very similar statue was installed with his right arm extended rather than his left arm. This statue may be gone now or it may be inside. I believe there are other locations that have these statues. For more, see this website. [map]

More Bees:
Bees (Honolulu, HI) [gone]
Bee (Natural Bridge, VA) [map]
Yellowjacket (Twisp, WA)
Honey Bee (Fahler, AB)
Honey Bee (Tisdale, SK)

Praying Mantis [gone]
Stoystown, PA
Praying Mantis
Westminster, CO
This Praying Mantis statue in Stoystown was about nine feet tall. It was located next to the Second Time Around antiques store. It had been there since around 1965 when there was another business there. The statue was created by James Sidwell who made other praying mantis statues for mini golf courses and places like Dinosaur Land in White Post, VA. In 2012, the business closed and the statue disappeared. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

This Praying Mantis statue in Westminster is installed next to the Butterfly Pavilion. It has been here since at least 2009. The sculpture is about 15 feet tall. [map]

Praying Mantis
Mill Valley, CA
Praying Mantis
Las Vegas, NV
This Praying Mantis in Mill Valley has been on the roof of a garden center since at least 2006. [map]

This 40-foot-long Praying Mantis in Las Vegas was installed at Container Park in 2013. The sculpture was created in 2010 by Kirk Jellum. It came from the Burning Man Project Festival. The Praying Mantis is installed on top of a dump truck and shoots flames from its antennae at night. For more, see this website. [map]

Praying Mantis
Jackson, TN
Praying Mantis
Columbus, OH
This Praying Mantis sculpture is 20 feet tall and was made from recycled metal by Tim Pace. It has been installed in front of the Jackson-Madison County Library since at least 2007. The sculpture is named "Reading Mantis". It wears glasses and is reading a book. [map]

This Praying Mantis, nicknamed Annabelle, is 15 by 11 feet. The steel sculpture was created by Pat Belisle and Chris Saylor. It installed at the Ohio State University Phenology Garden in 2009. [map]

Praying Mantis, Grasshopper & Dung Beetle
Granbury, TX
These Praying Mantis, Grasshopper & Dung Beetle metal sculptures are located at Fall Creek Farms. The Dung Beetle has been there since at least 2008. The other sculptures have been there since at least 2013. There is also an Armadillo sculpture located there. Although the farm is only open during apple-picking season, these sculptures are located just behind the fence and are visible year-round. [map]

Praying Mantis and Grasshopper
Lincoln, NE
These Praying Mantis and Grasshopper sculptures are installed in front of Penelope's Lil' Cafe. They were produced from chrome car bumpers by Loi Vo. They were previously displayed at a different location in 2009. There was also a small space shuttle at that location which was also produced by Vo. These two sculptures were moved to the new location by 2012. [map]

More Praying Mantises:
Old Saybrook, CT
Waimea, HI
Kokomo, IN
Kingville, MO [gone]
Toms River, NJ

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