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Bee with reddish abdomen

Observed: 12th May 2012 By: davidcareyhadlowdavidcareyhadlow’s reputation in Invertebratesdavidcareyhadlow’s reputation in Invertebratesdavidcareyhadlow’s reputation in Invertebratesdavidcareyhadlow’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMG_8372 Bee 12 05 2012 c8e
Description:

Small bee on herbaceous vegetation

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

eucera's picture

Andrena labiata

This looks like the male of the species. There is also a white clypeus on the face as well as some white hairs. Check out http://www.bwars.com/index.php?q=bee/andrenidae/andrena-labiata

Stuart
Chairman BWARS
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davidcareyhadlow's picture

Andrena labiata

Thanks very much both. I was rather unsure as, according to Geoff Allen's Kent Atlas, there were no records from the Low Weald, although the NBN interactive map suggests it is present in this 10 km square. I will try to get a better photograph and a specimen if I see it again.