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Observed: 10th May 2006 By: SouterManSouterMan’s reputation in Invertebrates
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This was videoed quite some time ago in Morecambe and has been suggested that it is a parasitic wasp that was visiting the Tawny Mining Bees. Would that be possible 3 grabs taken from video

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unidentified insect

This might be a parasitic wasp visiting Tawny Mining Bees at least it was observed coming out a hole where the bee was working. It was a question raised after a video presentation on 12/04/2012. Any information will be gratefully received thanks in advance.

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The 'wasp' is a

The 'wasp' is a kleptoparasitic bee Nomada sp. that takes over the pollen store of the host bees, lays its eggs, and ensures that any host young do not survive. It looks wasp-like because it does not need hairs to collect pollen for itself.

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Thanks for that super quick

Thanks for that super quick reply