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Tawny mining bee

Observed: 13th April 2009 By: Doug Coates
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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P1070114
Andrena fulva
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Description:

Very bright, dark orange bumblebee about 20mm long.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Syrphus's picture

You have the right name, but

You have the right name, but it is quite wrong to call it a 'bumblebee' in your caption to the pic. That term is only used for genus Bombus. Andrena bees are 'mining bees'.

M.

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dshubble's picture

It's a girl!

Good photos - show the female colour well - males are smaller and darker/duller.

madasyernan's picture

Stunning

Beautiful photographs, Beautiful creature.

Sam, Student.