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Nest building bee

Observed: 19th May 2011 By: RHomanRHoman’s reputation in InvertebratesRHoman’s reputation in InvertebratesRHoman’s reputation in InvertebratesRHoman’s reputation in InvertebratesRHoman’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

A bee building a nest on the surface of a steep, south facing, warm slope. Seen carrying fragments of dry grass upto 4 or 5 times its own length. The last 2 pictures show the bee (I think there was only one) foraging for material about 1 metre from its nest.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Osmia

Many thanks for the identification - an intriguing insect and fascinating to watch.

Robert Homan