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Spotted a Mining Bee

Observed: 21st March 2010 By: cb8553
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
cb8553’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Andrena or Megachile sp ?

Megachilid bees have their pollen collecting apparatus - the scopal hairs - arranged along the underside of the abdomen of females. This bee has nice orange pollen baskets on the hind legs, which immediately rules out it being one of the Megachilidae.

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