paulembden's picture

Solitary Cuckoo bee ? French Pyrenees

Observed: 10th September 2009 By: paulembden
Solitary bee
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Manga Waggott's picture

Definitely it is not Cuckoo

Definitely it is not Cuckoo bee.More likely Anthidium florentinum. Checked in internet sources, will be good someone can confirm and give more details on taxonomic grounds whether is is Anthidium florentinum or not.

mangaw

eucera's picture

Anthidium

The Anthidium (Anthidium) group are very difficult to separate. I wouldn't be confident that one could do this to species level without microscopic scrutiny.

It is worth noting that A. manicatum on the continent has much more extensive yellow markings than the rather sombre colour form we get here in UK

Stuart
Chairman BWARS
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eucera's picture

French Anthidium

I have just checked my database, and there are 10 species of Anthidium (Anthidium) in France, and no less than 31 Anthidiines altogether (includes Rhodanthidium, Anthidiellum etc. etc.)

Stuart
Chairman BWARS
www.bwars.com

Manga Waggott's picture

Thank you for confirming that

Thank you for confirming that it is Anthidium and adding more details about species.It is very much appreciated.

Regards

mangaw