Presumed carder bee, but cannot see black hairs diagnostic of B. pascuorum. Feeding on Erysimum in my garden.
No identification made yet.
No interactions present.
That's a gorgeous bee! But I'm afraid I can't help much with the identification. It does look very gingery, and I can't see black hairs on the abdomen - B. pascuorum nearly always has black hairs on the abdomen, but sometimes there are very few of them, and I have seen specimens that appear not to have these hairs until you look for them under a microscope.
The alternatives are B. humilis or B. muscorum, which are even tricker to separate from each other! Much as I'd like to suggest a species name for this one, I think we are hitting the limits of what you can do with a photograph here. Unless anyone else knows better of course!
Entomologist and biological recorder
Lat/Lng: 51.7, -2.6
OS grid ref: SO6302