Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Solitary bees

Two more species of solitary bee in our garden. I am still checking the species at the moment - many solitary bees are very hard to identify. They often require exaination of quite small hard to see features and a process of elimination. Some species can only really be identifed by microscopic identification of a dead specimen.

Bee 1

Bee 2

Both bees species were sunning themselves on the leaves of our buddleia. I will update as soon as I have an identification.

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