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Possible Chelostoma campanularum

Observed: 10th July 2007 By: oceanlis2000oceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebratesoceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebratesoceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMG 7358 (2)
IMG 7359 (2)
IMG 7360 (2)
IMG 7361 (2)
IMG 7368 (2)
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Megachile or Chelostoma

Chelostoma campanularum is very small, delicate bee, they nest in holes the size of old woodworm borings - see http://www.insektenwelt.ch/MeineBilder/Bienen/C7343b.JPG

This is a much more "chunky" bee than C.campanularum. Going by the scale of the bee on the flower,the overall shape and the fact it has it pollen collecting hairs on the underside of the abdomen, I'd suggest it is probably one of the smaller species in the Leaf-cutter family, something like Heriades.

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