No idea if it is a bee or hoverfly
No interactions present.
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.
recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.
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.
Hi Robert, do you have a side shot that shows the underneath at all ?
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This could very well be an Andrena fulva male.
Lat/Lng: 50.72041, -1.8462
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