davidcareyhadlow's picture

Nomada

Observed: 8th May 2012 By: davidcareyhadlowdavidcareyhadlow’s reputation in Invertebratesdavidcareyhadlow’s reputation in Invertebratesdavidcareyhadlow’s reputation in Invertebratesdavidcareyhadlow’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMG_7880 Nomada Access trail 08 05 2012 c12e
IMG_7906 Nomada on access trail 08 05 2012 c12e
IMG_7913 Nomada on access trail 08 05 2012 c12e
Description:

Several nomad bees on edge of woodland shaw.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

chrisbrooks's picture

ID Comment

Hi David, I think images 2 and 3 are possibly N. flava, I'm not too sure on image 1 yet.

davidcareyhadlow's picture

Nomada

Hi Chris,

that was my best guess as well, with the usual caveats!

David

weebeastie 1975's picture

I agree with you, Nomada flava

The second 2 specimens do look like N. flava. Yellow hairs on propodeum. Pair of triangular spots that meet in the middle on tergite 2. Orange tergite 1 and paired red lines on the mesonotum. Just need to see the face (teeth on mandibles and colour of labrum)to be totally certain.

davidcareyhadlow's picture

Nomada

Thanks Weebeastie,

May I ask, where do you get the descriptions of the individual species from, the characters to look out for?

Best wishes,

David