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Mason or Mining Bee?

Observed: 31st May 2011 By: dannyatbdannyatb’s reputation in Invertebratesdannyatb’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Can anyone identify this bee species. I think it looks familiar to Early Mining Bee (Andrena haemorrhoa) but it doesn't have the foxy brown tip on the rear end of its abdomen, like the early mining bee has.

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Andrena sp.
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
    ID agreements (): 2 People
    • DavidNotton
      Natural History MuseumNatural History Museum
      Invertebrates expert
    • Matt Smith
      Amateur Entomologists' SocietyBees, Wasps and Ants Recording SocietyDipterists ForumPeople's Trust for Endangered SpeciesTachinid Recording Scheme
      Invertebrates expert
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

BDeed's picture

Bee

Looks to me like it might be a leaf cutter bee, couldn't tell you straight off which one though.

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I'm doubting this suggestion already!

eucera's picture

Bee

Leafcutter bees do not have pollen collecting hairs on the hind legs. Their pollen gathering apparatus is a stiff brush on the underside of the abdomen

Stuart
Chairman BWARS
www.bwars.com

BDeed's picture

Thanks

Thanks for that i thought i was on the wrong track!