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Bee pair

Observed: 28th March 2012 By: kcf32
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course completeShropshire Wildlife Trust
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Bee pair 2012-03-28 2
Bee pair 2012-03-28 4
Bee pair 2012-03-28 1
Bee pair 2012-03-28 3
Description:

Pair of bees on a dandelion - totally unmoved by my presence or the attention of other bees.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Red Mason Bee (Osmia (Osmia) rufa) interacts

Comments

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Red Mason Bee

Hi

Thank you for your suggestion. I did look for the "horns" before posting the photographs and did not find any - hence my thought that they would be Andrena. I have looked at the second image more closely. Can you confirm that they are the projections positioned at the bottom of the eye?

Keith

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Horns

Hi Keith, yes you are right I believe but I hasten to add I'm on a learning curve as well here.

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Horns

Thanks

Keith

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Horns

Hi Keith, having done some more research and blown up image 2, both horns are quite apparent, not sure how I initially missed the second one. Chris