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entire yellow bands on the abdomen, yellow scutellar tubercles and yellow tegulae suggest Nomada goodeniana but I don't know enough about them to be sure
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It could be N. goodeniana, but on the CI's there is the very similar N succincta, and given the very yellow legs of this specimen, I am inclined towards the latter species. However, I am not certain at all
many thanks, I wasn't sure what the next confusion species was, Gooden's not something that can be spotted at a (close) glance then
..sorry, what's 'the CI's'?
CI = Channel Islands
thanks Stuart, any chance on which andrena this is as it's my local patch and I'm desperate to know as I'm surveying the area - it's the second bee in large numbers alongside A. flvipes which use the earth banks nearby. This species is using the logs
ps. should I have put a question like this in the forum instead?
N. succincta and N. goodeniana have a number of hosts among the larger Andrena. It won't be on A. flavipes though, which has N. fucata parasitic on it
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