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Observed: 17th April 2012 By: ranon.2011ranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

No idea if it is a bee or hoverfly

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Syrphus's picture

Always going to be a bee with

Always going to be a bee with these mandibles (hovers have only 'mopping up' mouthparts) and long antennae (hovers have no more than 3 segments, and never get to that relative length). An Andrena male, I think, but I will leave the ID to someone who knows the species flying in the deep south.

M.

TRY

recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.

ranon.2011's picture

Thanks Syrphus for the

Thanks Syrphus for the advice. Deep South; its so wet and windy that I have to tie my bonnet onto the stubble on my head.

chrisbrooks's picture

Side shot

Hi Robert, do you have a side shot that shows the underneath at all ?

ranon.2011's picture

Afraid not.

Afraid not.

eucera's picture

Andrena

This could very well be an Andrena fulva male.

Stuart
Chairman BWARS
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