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Solitary bee?

Observed: 12th April 2012 By: ebdonogebdonog’s reputation in Invertebratesebdonog’s reputation in Invertebrates
Posmining bee

A solitary bee I spotted in the garden on Rebus and box flowers. I'm not sure what it is, maybe a mining bee or a mason bee. Can anyone tell me what it might be. Quite a few visit the garden so I would be interested to know. Mnay thanks

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) interacts


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The expanded back leg is the

The expanded back leg is the clue. Only bumbles and honeybee have that, and this is obviously not a bumble. Alone, yes, but solitary no!



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