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Nomadaf1b

Observed: 14th April 2011 By: dshubble
Leaf Beetle Recording SchemeSouthampton Natural History Society
Invertebrates expert
Parasitic bee
Description:

Found dead on the window sill. A cleptoparasite of Andrena bicolor bees and some other Andrena spp.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Nomada

I wonder if this might be a female Nomada flavoguttata rather than N. fabriciana?

Stuart
Chairman BWARS
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flavoguttata?

It's one of the spp I discounted as the specimen doesn't have the yellow spots on the abdomen (just reflection in the 1st photo). I've added a dorsal pic in case that's useful,

Dave