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Solitary bee

Observed: 2nd May 2009 By: grant burleighgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebrates
P048
P047
Description:

I think this is a female Early Mining Bee (Andrena haemorrhoa). I gather that the male is paler. Another candidate, the female Tawny Mining Bee (Andrena fulva) has a red/orange striped abdomen.

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Early Mining Bee (Andrena haemorrhoa) interacts

Comments

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Andrena haemorrhoa

Not sure why this one in particular should be called the "Early Mining-bee". It would be more apposite if the name was accorded to Andrena praecox which can be on the wing in mid-February in good years

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