Thursday, 2 May 2013

Solitary bee and others

A small solitary bee resting on the thornless blackberry in our garden.
I was unsure of the identity of this bee so I posted it on the BWARS form (Bees, Wasps, Ants Recording Society) and reeived confirmation that it wasa female Andrena haemorrhoa - one of the most widespread  of all the Andrenas.
The bee had colleted pollen so this makes it a female

A very attractive little bee.

It was a nice sunny day with lots of bee activity. I saw my first nomada (parasitic bee) but did not have my camera for an ID. Red mason bees and the usual brown carder bees, hairy footed bees (male and female) honey bees and buff-tailed queens.

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