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Solitary Bee 3

Observed: 27th March 2011 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
P1011
P2007
P3005
P4009
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jonmortin's picture

Andrena

I am not sure this is clarkella as the abdomen seems insufficiently hairy and the legs too black. Also not sure if clarkella is found in the Bristol area? Andrena nitida is very common around Bristol in April but has a shiny black abdomen. So not sure about this one...

grant burleigh's picture

Andrena

Yes. scotica looks close. Can you use wing vein pattern in discriminating between Andrenas or are they all pretty much the same?

jonmortin's picture

Wing venation can get you to

Wing venation can get you to genus but then I think other features come in, particularly the appearance of thorax and abdomen and the colour of hairs on legs. The keys use lots of other features which can't be seen on photos.